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  • hot_shot_barbie hot_shot_barbie Jul 30, 1998 11:36 PM Flag

    SBUX update for D.C. area:

    SBUX placed first in Washingtonian magazine
    reader survey of coffee bars. Second was XandO. For iced
    coffee drinks XandO placed first, SBUX second. XandO is
    in the Dupont Circle area. Anyone in my area know
    exactly where XandO is or been there?

    Wash Post
    food section this week focused on fruit drinks taking
    the lead over latte. No mention of Tiazzi. Although
    the article focused on bottled fresh fruit drinks, I
    still found the absence of a mention of Tiazzi
    disappointing.

    Only recent mention of SBUX in the Post was about a
    one-woman crusade to regain her job at SBUX. The woman, a
    long term SBUX employee, was (her story) fired for
    using her employee discount to buy a drink for a
    regular customer who had been out ill. Some regular
    customers were rallying to her defense. Another long term
    employee was fired for unknown reasons from the SBUX near
    Shakespeare Theatre. A good friend of mine is very upset
    because Ziggy (the guy who was fired) knew all the
    regulars and called out their drinks as soon as they
    entered the store. When we stopped there this past
    weekend we had trouble getting waited on. I actually had
    to ask if anyone was taking orders.

    Sorry
    this isn't more positive other than the mention in
    Washingtonian magazine (a mention in the annual Best and Worst
    of Washingtonian Magazine is a big thing in this
    area).

    Had no problem getting my free Tiazzi at
    Congressional Plaza this week. Maybe rockinmd and I go there at
    different times of the day.

 
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