Must have happened recently because when I left Chicago in 2011, there were usually long lines at Teavana.
Huge presence? Only 6 in Chicago, 10 in Chicago & Suburbs, and 15 is state of Il. Most are dead.
Oops. Well, still, it's a good tea. They actually have a huge presence in Chicago and were very popular when I lived there.
They didn't partner with Teavanna, they bought it. It will be interesting to see what they do with it. So far not much. There's one in a major mall that usually has more employees than customers.
Personally, I go to small coffee shops over Starbucks but I actually have those living in a big city. That being said, I am a Starbucks investor (though very small) and it is definitely a decent choice as far as chain stores go for quality. I'm actually a tea drinker and they have partnered with Teavana which is a very high quality tea. Besides the microbrews you can get at a local shop, it's probably the best out there.
In my neighborhood I have four options. Brew my own, which I usually do, gas station coffee which is cheaper than Starbucks, but gross. McDonalds, which is OK and a little cheaper than Starbucks. My final option is Starbucks. I'm not into latte's or espresso's or any other expensive brews. I usually get a blonde, a pike's place roast or one of the other daily drips. I think it costs me around $2 bucks for what they call a large, plus I tip. It's not cheap, but I wouldn't call it expensive either. I enjoy the experience and occasionally have a breakfast sandwich or pastry with it. I'll usually sit awhile and take advantage of the free wifi. My Starbucks is in a solid middle class area and I rarely encounter any pretentious hipsters in the store. The staff is very friendly and efficient. I've never had a bad experience in there. Haven't been since the racial initiative nonsense, but I suspect my Starbucks would just have ignored it. They know their customers and understand that would not have been appreciated by coffee drinkers of any color.
I tried the small coffee shops and their coffee isn't as good and the cups are much smaller. Especially the specialty coffees, cheaper price, but the cups are smaller and not nearly as good. People lie so much about SBUX being overpriced. You get what you pay for!
You're a walking leftist cliche hornbeak. An embarrassment to your prep school. Your 'sediments' ? Now that's rich.
Wow...another cult loser! CAPITALISM has proven to be THHHHHEEEE MOST FAIR economic formula in human history, what;s your solution?
Socialism I suppose! LMAO! Socialism hides it inequalities by saying everyone gets the same when in fact, time and time again, in healthcare alone, we learn even socialism favors some over others. Primarily, the WEALTHY and FAMOUS in socialism are living as though they are in a capitalist economy with the best of everything their nation/community has to offer...............yet the average citizen is STUCK with whatever level of EVERYTHING, said Nation or Community has enough of or is able to spread across the masses.
Take your ideological nose and out it on straight, OPPORTUNITY seems to be the only formula that allows everyone, anyone, to succeed.
Again sport, what's your plan?
Sounds like a young Dum Dum doesn't he? Another psyche major lashing out at capitalism because he can't use his degree.
Well Grimmikins, if you're "enjoying starsuks drop", you must be absolutely elated with DNKN's performance over the past year.
Truly, Grimmikins.......your posts are getting dumber and dumber. Don't try so hard, it comes naturally to you, son.