I'm surprised Starbucks has been able to make inroads in so many blue-collar areas.Interesting how 10 years can change the presence of a company. People used to say Starbucks are everywhere, it is even truer now, even after their contraction in the late 2000's. I know that Peoria, IL has at least 4 locations, with 3 in the city of Peoria and 1 in East Peoria. My fair blue-collar farm community of 100k has SIX Starbucks, including one inside a grocery store that is less than 1/4 of a mile from a stand-alone Starbucks. :not:
Well they are not really "Starbucks" all the time. They have more than one model. The "inside the grocery store/Target model"; the "with a drivethrough looking like a Dunkies" model; the "neighborhood coffee shop" model; and the "high end, you'll come here because we have a gas fireplace and sofas even if it is just a Starbucks" model.I'm surprised Starbucks has been able to make inroads in so many blue-collar areas.
Charbucks!That's why its called Scarbucks, no?