If Starbucks was a smart company, they’d ditch the healthcare for their employees and attractive wages. By my point of view, human employees are gratuitous altogether. Let those people eat cake.
Over in China, their largest national coffee chain isn’t bothering with people and have opted for SELF SERVING stations. Very mechanical and methodical in nature. The Chinese enjoy systems and adhere to them, otherwise the party liquidates them.
Branded as Luckin Coffee Express, the self-service machine is designed for public spaces like schools and office buildings. Users can locate the nearest coffee machine and place an order through the Luckin app. Drinks are ready 30 seconds after scanning the pick-up code.
The company will launch a pilot program to test the project soon, according to media reports.
The Chinese brand of Luckin Coffee Express, “???,” was trademarked by a Beijing subsidiary of the coffee upstart in May, according to Trademark Office of China’s National Intellectual Property Administration.
Luckin’s aggressive expansion has positioned the coffee startup as a challenger to Starbucks in China. The company said in January that it plans to have 4,500 stores in China by the end of the year, up from around 2,370 as of March. That’s on par with Starbucks, which has around 3,800 in China and plans to add 600 more by the end of September .
Look at all of that growth boy. Plus with this trade war really heating up, there is a better than average chance the Chinese government will somehow fuck SBUX, no? Where else will hard working China-men get their morning cup of Joe or green tea?
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