We have 5 Starbucks in my general vicinity. Maybe a couple more if you include grocery store locations. Most are closing early or not opening at all some days because of lack of product. No pastries and they run out of coffee.
Gas station coffee tastes better, usually Farmer Bros and the gas station has decent pastries. Save $5 over Starbucks on top of that.
Friend owns a lucrative BMW dealership and has an issue with Starbucks.\ He owns the building and the dirt it sits on, bank note paid off long ago. Sometime I have to pay for Starbucks out of pocket and I tip generously all the time. Those baristas aren't there because they want to be. Body in motion all the time, or sent home.
He's beside himself I do business at Starbuck. I usually have free cards from my sis, or patients give them to my wife as thank you's.
Wife doesn't drink coffee so I use them and buy her something else of course.
But still, he doesn't want me drinking Starbucks.
Crazy world full of crazy people.
Our local mall used to have two Starbucks, but they closed one. That reminded me of this Lewis Black stand-up sketch. Starbucks kicks in at the one-minute mark.