You could walk from the Waimea Starbucks to a farm that could supply the place with a tray of much tastier bananas for less than a buck apiece. You could put a bigger sign on the tray – FRESH LOCAL BANANAS!!! – and make them seem not like an afterthought but a treat. You could pair one with a cup of top-notch Kona, call it the Big Island Special. Charge me a buck extra, and I’d probably still buy that over the Pike Place blend and whatever indifferent pastry is on offer.
Of course, that makes too much sense for a large corporation.
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