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Starbucks Will Add Alcohol to Evening Menu in Many Urban Locations


Starbucks announced this week it will add alcohol to its evening menu in thousands of stores around the country. The coffee chain has been testing alcohol sales in Chicago, Atlanta and Southern California.

The new menu will be rolled out over several years, Bloomberg News reports. Starbucks began testing alcohol sales in 2010 in a Seattle store. It expanded alcohol sales to other cities in 2012. About 40 stores now sell alcohol. The evening menu in Chicago includes Chardonnay, chicken skewers, truffle macaroni and cheese and chocolate fondue, the article notes.

The new menu will appear in Starbucks in urban areas, near other restaurants and theaters.

2 Responses to this article

  1. Avatar of Kenneth
    Kenneth / March 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Hey Carla. The temperance movement is 120 years out of date and caused irreperable harm to society. A 3 drink limit is absurd, there are plenty of people that can be responsible after 3 or 4 times that many drinks.

    However, I don’t agree with alcohol being sold at coffee shops. I don’t want drunks frequenting the same place I use my laptop in.

  2. Avatar of Carla Boysen
    Carla Boysen / March 21, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Is there any place we can go where alcohol is not sold! Children are exposed to it everywhere, no wonder we have such a problem with addiction, alcoholism, DUI’s, and DWI’s. Next they will be selling MJ cookies and snacks to get high on. I am so disgusted with our country in promotion of altering the mind and then turn around and sentence a 23 yr old to 36 years in prison for a DWI intoxication manslaughter! Talk shows promote drinking on their shows and then interview a celebrity about their addiction. What Hippocrates! Alcohol needs to stay in liquor stores and we need to stop the advertising and make bars and restaurants put a 3 drink limit on customers. That way, maybe we would be part of a solution and not part of the problem!

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