Starbucks outlines plans for automated ordering, new coffee equipment to improve efficiency

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, Washington on March 22, 2017. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Starbucks on Tuesday outlined its plans for automated ordering in stores, new coffee-making equipment and an expanded loyalty program as part of its push to reinvent itself and … Read more

Starbucks will unveil its “reinvention” strategy at Investor Day on Tuesday

CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz in New York. Steve Ferman | Getty Images Starbucks set to unveil reinvention plan on Tuesday as coffee giant grapples with changing consumer behavior, outdated store designs and a U.S. union push The strategy is the brainchild of outgoing interim CEO Howard Schultz, who returned to the role in the … Read more

This CSI: Miami actress was threatened by a stalker for 12 years. The FBI caught him after he left his DNA on a fast food straw

Editor’s note: Disclaimer: This story has disturbing content related to threats of sexual violence. CNN — The threatening letters began in March 2007. They arrived in the mail at Eva LaRue’s home in Southern California – sometimes handwritten, sometimes typed – from an unknown sender who called himself “Freddie Krueger” and had sworn to rape … Read more

Gatorade adds caffeine to its lineup with energy drink Fast Twitch

Fast Twitch, from the makers of Gatorade Source: PepsiCo Gatorade is entering the energy drink category with a caffeinated spin-off called Fast Twitch. It represents yet another example of beverage companies blurring the lines between drink categories, seeking to leverage existing brand loyalty while entering fast-growing categories. Gatorade’s parent company, PepsiCo, has already expanded Mountain … Read more

McDonald’s U.S. head says California fast-food bill unfairly targets big chains

A sign is posted in front of a McDonald’s restaurant on April 28, 2022 in San Leandro, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The head of McDonald’s U.S. on Wednesday publicly criticized a landmark California bill that would give the state more control over pay for fast-food workers, saying it unfairly targets big chains. The … Read more

Starbucks asks labor board to suspend union elections by mail-in ballot, alleging misconduct in voting process

A sign is seen as activists take part in an event dubbed the Un-Birthday Party and Picket Line for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on July 19, 2022 in New York City. Activists gathered near Schultz’s West Village home on his 75th birthday to protest the treatment of Starbucks workers who try to unionize, as well … Read more

Consumers are cutting back on restaurant spending, but CEOs say not all chains are affected

Howard Schultz David Ryder | Reuters Some restaurants are reporting weaker sales or declining traffic in the second quarter, signaling that diners are cutting back on eating out to save money. But CEOs are split on how consumer behavior is changing and whether it’s impacting their companies. McDonald’s Chris Kempczinski and Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Brian … Read more

Starbucks (SBUX) Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Beat Estimates

An employee hands a bag to a customer at the drive-through of a Starbucks coffee shop in Hercules, Calif., on Thursday, July 28, 2022. David Pablo Morris | Mayor Bloomberg | fake images starbucks reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday, buoyed by U.S. demand for its cold coffee drinks. As inflation rises, interim … Read more

Starbucks union asks coffee giant to extend pay raises and benefits to unionized stores

With salary increases scheduled to begin in starbucks US cafes on Monday, labor organizers are asking the coffee giant to extend benefits to unionized stores as well without going through the bargaining process. The request comes after Starbucks announced in May that would increase the wages of workers and add other perks like credit card … Read more