Beyond the punch card: Restaurants lean into loyalty programs to hold onto pandemic digital gains

Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more players into the arena. Wendy’s, Yum Brands’ Taco Bell and Restaurant Brands International’s Burger King are among the new entrants, and McDonald’s and Jack in the Box are… Continue reading Beyond the punch card: Restaurants lean into loyalty programs to hold onto pandemic digital gains

Starbucks won’t require masks for fully vaccinated customers, unless required by law

Starbucks has changed its policy for wearing masks inside its cafes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that fully vaccinated people don’t have to cover their faces indoors anymore. Starting Monday, the coffee giant will now only require fully vaccinated customers to wear masks if it’s required by local or state law.… Continue reading Starbucks won’t require masks for fully vaccinated customers, unless required by law

Starbucks raises 2021 forecast as U.S. same-store sales growth returns to pre-pandemic levels

Starbucks on Tuesday reported mixed quarterly results and raised its full-year forecast for earnings and revenue. Shares of the company dropped nearly 2% in extended trading. Here’s what the company reported compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv: Earnings per share: 62 cents adjusted vs. 53 cents… Continue reading Starbucks raises 2021 forecast as U.S. same-store sales growth returns to pre-pandemic levels

OFF-DUTY LAPD OFFICER I DIDN’T ORDER THE. TAMPONCCINO… Investigation Into Starbucks Order

A cop enjoying his Starbucks Frappuccino says he got a nasty surprise halfway through, when he discovered a tampon floating around in his drink … and there’s now an official police investigation. An off-duty LAPD officer purchased his Frapp Friday at a Starbucks inside a Target in Diamond Bar, CA. He used his police credit… Continue reading OFF-DUTY LAPD OFFICER I DIDN’T ORDER THE. TAMPONCCINO… Investigation Into Starbucks Order

STARBUCKSBusts About-Face …ALLOWING WORKERS TO WEAR BLM ATTIRE

Starbucks is now saying “my bad,” and will allow employees to wear Black Lives Matter attire … after getting intense backlash for banning it. The coffee store giant announced Friday morning it’s reversing its policy prohibiting workers from wearing anything highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement. And, to take things a step further … Starbucks… Continue reading STARBUCKSBusts About-Face …ALLOWING WORKERS TO WEAR BLM ATTIRE