[What the Cup?] Starbucks Fail Hits a New Low

[What the Cup?] Starbucks Fail Hits a New Low

Since when has writing names on a cup become so hard?

Published April 12, 2016

The rise of Starbucks as an international coffee corporation has also created a steep increase in customers. To efficiently identify orders while also creating a personalized environment, Starbucks resorts to writing names on cups.

This is not news. It’s also very well known that Starbucks often takes the cake when it comes to misspelling and misinterpreting names that we all thought were common.

Well, one Starbucks employee decided to raise the bar in a Florida location by writing “Diabetes Here I Come” on the label, as opposed to the customer’s name. The manager of the location said this behavior is not condoned and will be investigated.

Well, it turns out that the customer who received the cup actually has two family members who suffer from diabetes.

When the corporate office of the coffee chain found out about the incident, they sent an email that read, “We strive to provide an inclusive and positive experience for our customers, and we're disappointed to learn of this incident.”

Surely working as a barista isn’t a dream job for many, but when your job is to write someone’s name on a cup, then that is what you should be doing. Save the jokes for your SNL audition. 

Written by Rachel Herron


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