Starbucks says it had to throw out thousands of sandwiches because they had ham with "potentially harmful bacteria" and customers were complaining that the meat was spoiled. Now the company is suing two meat distributors for $5 million.
Starbucks ended up firing Wellshire Farms after learning that it was sending the coffee chain ham that had actually been supplied by a subcontractor, Hahn's of Westminster, Maryland.
A lawsuit claims that employees at two different New York Starbucks stores mocked deaf customers and refused to serve them.
"They were ridiculed, laughed at and told they had to leave Starbucks," says lawyer Eric Baum.
The customers were a part of a "Deaf Chat Coffee" social group, and some have returned to the Starbucks store since the incident -- even though they were allegedly banned -- because "they feel that if they leave and never return, then Starbucks wins," the lawyer says.
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"In communities that permit open carry, we abide by local laws. Where these laws don’t exist, openly carrying weapons in our stores is prohibited. We are extremely sensitive to the issue of gun violence in our society, and believe that supporting local laws is the right way for us to ensure a safe environment for both our partners and customers.
"As the public debate around this topic continues, we encourage customers and advocacy groups from both sides to share their input with public officials."
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A 36-year-old homeless man climbed through the drive-thru window at an Orlando Starbucks, took the tip jar and grabbed an employee and wouldn't let go.
Anthony Williams -- inside the store -- picked up a chair and threatened a second employee with. Baristas tried to get him to leave, but he wouldn't go without his flip-flops. SBUX workers found one, and the second piece of footwear was later found outside the story.
Officers found Williams in a nearby Target parking lot. He faces a variety of charges
Starbucks regulars Jennifer James, 25, and Mark Dixon, 24,, who are expecting their baby boy in September, claim they couldn't come up with a name so they put the question to customers at the New Haven, Conn., coffee shop. Dixon guesses they received nearly 1,800 votes since they started the contest.
The appeals court pointed out that shift supervisors often do the same work as baristas and have limited authority, while assistant managers assign work shifts, are involved in hiring/firing decisions and have other duties that shift supervisors don't have.
An assistant manager had sued to collect a portion of the tip-jar change and dollars.