As if their complete control over your morning addiction wasn't enough, Starbucks has now announced it's going to start selling booze at some of its cafes during the evening. Oh, this is going to be good—you'll be able to get hammered at night and then sober up on a venti caramel macchiato the next morning. (Or if they really go all out, a venti bloody mary.) The only bummer is that you'll probably have to wait a little while before you can start getting sloshed at your local Starbucks.
They're going to first test the idea by selling beer and wine in a small group of cafes in Atlanta and California by the end of this year. The long term plan—assuming it doesn't result in rampant alcohol abuse and hooliganism, and, you know, it's profitable—is to expand the service to cafes across the country. But even then, they don't expect to have alcohol in every store.
Fortunately, they're implementing this revolution alongside a plan for selling more savory snacks—cheese plates, flatbreads, and the like. So at least customers will have something to soak up all the grande merlots and trenta pale ales that they're pouring down their gullets.
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