I notiiced plenty of seats in the stores in my neck of the US. Anyone else??? Just walked through looking around during what I would think was peak time. News articles tell me they are really looking for anything positive. Competing with McDonalds?!?! That's a joke. But making my own or drinking McD's coffee is cheaper and much better tasting to me since I quit starbux! I'm gone forever and I save over 300% on my coffee expenses. Saving money never tasted so good. That's my take and if many many more stop going too then I believe it will not bode well for this company. Maybe that will shut this CEO up or help him find another job elsewhere!