Starbucks has been testing the sale of beer and wine in some of it’s location. They already have an “alcohol and light bites” menu in a few locations, and will be expanding it to thousands of stores soon.
Top five potential problems with selling booze at Starbucks.
#5. Flask sales way down.
#4. The only place on earth where a glass of wine is actually MORE expensive than at the airport lounge.
#3. That caffeine and Merlo combo can make happy HOUR last for days.
#2. That “lady” that shows up at 10am for a Venti double-Shiraz “after her morning show” then sits there all day eating samples.
#1. The barista now wants a tip AND your empties!