No Starbucks shops are closing in Fort Wayne. Here's the list.
Some people are gloating over the closures around the country. Personally, I have nothing against Starbucks. But there were a couple things I wondered about that company:
Q.How they could make money by opening new stores in close proximity to existing Starbuck stores?
A.They weren't making money.
Q.How do they get away with charging $3 for coffee?
A.Because people will pay it. When I buy coffee at a coffee shop, I'm paying for service, atmosphere, and a place to sit down. Having said that, I still don't know why people buy Starbucks coffee at the drive-thru.
Q. Why do people bitch about paying $4 for a gallon of gas but not $3 for a cup of coffee?
A. Gas is a commodity. You can get regular, premium, and super. You pick your octane level and that is what you buy week to week. A price increase can dent your budget. Coffee is a luxury item. People expect to be overcharged.