Skip to comments.Starbucks appreciation: Will retort to Chick-fil-A day succeed?
Posted on 08/07/2012 9:56:02 AM PDT by scottjewell
Gay marriage activists had a vision: Tuesday would be their clarion call for consumers to reject Chick-fil-A ... crowding into Starbucks and other more sympathetic companies.
Though its still early in the day, National Marriage Equality Day...seems to be getting a mostly mild start.
A Facebook profile created for the event by Equally Wed, a lesbian and gay wedding magazine, shows more than 34,000 people signed up to attend. But a photo page populated by submissions from supportive consumers had fewer than 20 images just before noon on the East Coast.
Let's show the right that the left can spend money on demand too, wrote one Twitter user...
Big crowds, however, werent on the menu.
Compare that with Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week... The event, inspired by comments from Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy backing the biblical definition of the family unit," created traffic jams, out-the-door lines and record sales for the chicken chain. More than 670,000 people signed up on Facebook to attend.
Starbucks has well over 12,000 stores in the Americas; Chick-fil-A has slightly more than 1,600. ...
Initially, the event was focused on Starbucks, which recently threw its support behind legislation in Washington that would make gay marriage legal in the state.
But the coffee giants corporate office had no part in planning, instead reiterating the same statement it has used for months.
We deeply respect the views of our customers and our employees and recognize that theres genuine passion surrounding the topic. We have many constituents and from time to time will make statements that are consistent with our values and heritage even if they may be inconsistent with the views of a particular group.
The company declined to comment about a potential sales boost from Tuesdays event.
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Of course, lots of people go to Starbucks ANYWAY. Makes it all that much easier to claim “success”.
Yet it still is off to a slow start....they can’t win for losing... ;)
i bet they’d feel it if every conservative person stayed away for one day...let’s say, friday just sayin’
Let’s show the right that the left can spend “other peoples” money on demand too, wrote one Twitter user...
You don’t go to starbucks for that. you go to DC. The left is the cheapest bunch of SOB’s out there.
They spend other peoples money like water. They don’t spend theirs.
—Of course, lots of people go to Starbucks ANYWAY.—
Yep. And a lot of them are staying away today.
If nothing else, being served by people in latex gloves can be a bit unnerving. At least, on homosexual day I ASSUME they are using latex gloves.
I did not know Starbucks and the other companies oppose traditional marriage. Now that I do I will never spend money at any of these companies ever again.
I actually think many conservatives will stay away today, and it may well be noticed...they’re (rainbow crowd) not doing great already.
Good. Me neither. Let’s hope that multiplies by tens of thousands.
I and my famly stay away from starbucks every day and now got a couple of neighbrs to do the same.
It’s amazing how many did not know about home depot, Amazon, starbucks and Target.
How about permanently? I won’t do business there, nor at Kohl’s and now JC Penneys. Haven’t attended a Hollyweird movie in years and don’t miss it, it’s crap anyway and the actors are easily to personally dislike. Who needs ‘em?
I went to Chick-fil-A for lunch today to show my support.
Oh, I went to the wrong place? Sorry . . . (heh-heh)
Starbucks (aka, fourbucks for a cup of coffee) is a far left corporation. I stopped going there a while back when they were printing leftist slogans on their cups. Made me gag!
Fortunately for me I never liked the taste of Starbucks coffee, I thought McDonalds was much sweeter, better tasting, and I drink Coffee black so I can tell. And I thought it was ripoff as with their high sugar drinks.
I always saw Star-bucks as a ‘So, I am a success because I can waste my money on this crap” status symbol, which apparently is for social liberals.
While the minority is very loud, very hateful and very destructive, they are still the minority. Leftism and LBGT perversion is simply not that prevalent in society.
It however is profitable for the corrupt politicians to pander to the evil few, they may a good smoke screen for "political correctness" a word invented to call evil good and good evil. Hard to steal if you are correct, easy if your "politically correct". So we are stuck with them, the Media and the Politician's play to the band that covers their looting the treasury, and the band marches on.
As we are forced to pander to the desperate few.
Homosexuality is a genetic/psychological flaw. We don’t see articles of this sort covering bestiality or other sexual maladies, so why even bother giving these types of stories print?
If the laslimes is using the term ‘mild start’, you can rest assured it’s a total flop.
They’re never going to “get it,” are they?
I hate Starbucks coffee. Do they intentionally burn it? Then there are the arrogant coffee serv...oh, sorry “baristas” who look like you just told them you broke wind when you order a “large” instead of a “venti”.
I still have one of two gift cards I received at Christmas. I gave the other away.
I think they’re afraid to get it.
Great post, but take heart: I think the agenda has reached its nadir. It now will begin to descend.
More astro-turfing from the sodomy lobby.
Y A W N
hah! good one
And will end with the sound of crickets.
In other words - no one cares what the fetish freaks want.
Looks like Starbucks is going have a very low income day. Maybe they could give a few counter kids the day off. I'm sure the kids would appreciate it. At least something good would come out of this.
Orlando: I went past several Starbucks this morning and none of them were at all busy.
One more reason I won’t give my money to starbucks. They can rot in hell along side the gay scum they support.
Right. That’s how I feel when I see the Rainbow flag flown at a government office in Great Britain, or at Google or MSN headquarters here: Where are the flags for other anamolies? Or for blacks? The deaf? Feminists? the disabled? How come only the LGBTs have a flag?
I keep saying...WE SURROUND THEM!!! They ARE the minority and they HATE that.
Seriously, how is walking into a Starbucks considered a rejection of Chik-fil-a? I happen to love both establishments.
A lot of people say that. They go to McDonalds for a better coffee at a better price. Only an idiot would pay a fortune for a bitter Stabucks coffee.
I'm surprised McDonalds hasn't put them out of business yet.
My wife and I say the same thing, they must burn the beans when they roast them and since I’ve never tasted any difference, they must be doing it on purpose.
Of course, I haven’t been to a starbucks for many years and plan to keep it that way. Now I have another reason to avoid them.
No starbucks today. no problem.
Succeed at what? I don't get it.
It's liberal logic. There's no rhyme nor reason to it. Case in the point: This 'luv in' was organized by the same people who view El Rushbo as more of a threat than President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
I don’t either. I guess ‘will it garner massive support such as was seen on CFA Appreciation Day’. The answer is no.
Wow, thanks for that. Looks like its being boycotted not buycotted.
I sent a TXT to my husband and asked him to check out the local Starbucks today on his way back from the bank According to him, there are two cars in the parking lot. They probably belong to the people who work there. Two seems a little low. Maybe they knew they were going to have a slow day?
Chic Fil A was different. People had to take a detour to get through town we were in (Had to drive. Our town doesn't have a Chic Fil A yet, but I emailed their headquarters and suggested one. We live near a big tourist town.)
Starbucks in Canada used to burn the beans but for the past 5 or so years the coffee has been decent. Still way overpriced given the same product is 30% cheaper at Timmies or McDs. As a bonus, McDs coffee is free this week (they do the free coffee week a couple of times a year).
Like I say, I drink plain coffee because when made right it is naturally sweet, Starbucks is strong and bitter and expensive.
I think some people are so stupid that they see a crappy expensive drink as a status symbol. I remember Suzi Ormann when reorganizing women in debt finances telling them to stop taking their friends to Starbucks(on their credit card) , to prove my theory.
Now this....dumb spoiled liberals.
Starbucks uses poor quality beans and over roasts them, making their coffees too bitter and acidic.
People that know coffee know this. People that don’t know coffee really savor their bitter cup experience.
Before someone calls me on the carpet, I used my creativity when I posted the image. It isn't from today.
Here's the difference, you liberal idiots: No one attacked Starbucks. There were no Republican mayors in any Republican cities telling Starbucks they couldn't do business in their towns because their views on marriage were unacceptable. There's no real need for a Starbucks appreciation day, because Starbucks was not attacked.
Political correctness was designed to silence and intimidate people from speaking out against the left wing special interest groups and their sick agendas. ( Notice PC does NOT protect any right wing interest group. )
It was a brilliant thought control campaign. Thank God people are finally seeing through it and speaking out.
Unless it includes nudity, deviancy, debauchery, violence, destruction, defacement, looting, or paid “attendance”, no Lefty “organized” anything ever attracts much participation.
I don't even know what the "etc." part is but its probably on the agenda. ;-)
Harry Reid's friend told me that Starbucks does unnatural things to their coffee. /sarc
Try getting them to see a logical point, though ;-)