Starbucks is Leaving Cities Because of Liberals/#FightFor15
Starbucks announced they are closing 150 stores. The company is also looking to new areas to open franchises. The "where" in both cases is hysterical. As the Godfather of the Conservative Blogsphere, HotAir's Ed Morrissey highlighted:
Although business abroad has been booming and the chain has been opening more and more cafes, U.S. sales growth has stalled for the company that brought espresso to the masses. With about 14,000 stores domestically, Starbucks is now pumping the brakes on licensed and company-operated locations, with a renewed focus on rural and suburban areas—not over-caffeinated urban neighborhoods where locals already joke that the next Starbucks will open inside an existing store.
Here's the extra pump of syrup in your Frappuchino:
The closing stores are often in “major metro areas where increases in wage and occupancy and other regulatory requirements” are making them unprofitable, Johnson said. “Now, in a lot of ways, it’s middle America and the South that presents an opportunity.
Cheers to sane fiscal economic policy!
It appears Starbucks' flirtation with conservative economics isn't just limited to Seattle (see Leftist Starbucks, Amazon Go Full Conservative Against New Seattle Head Tax and Seattle to Pull Stupid ‘Head Tax’ After Starbucks, Amazon Throw Down). Though I'm not entirely sure how the company will fare in middle America. We don't like high taxes. But we also don't like spending five bucks for a cup of coffee.
Starbucks is free to do what it wants. But bear in mind, Starbucks has long virtue signaled leftist talking points, emitting them like beams of light a la Care Bear Stares. Now it seems those policies it supported are biting it in the financial tochus.
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- So Starbucks. How Did All that Leftist Virtue Signaling Work Out for You?
- Dear Liberal Racists At Starbucks
So, as per leftist fashion, the leftist organization is leaving the cesspools it helped to create, moving to areas which aren't as crappy. Probably taking their stupid policies and beliefs with them. Fabulous.