"Dumb Starbucks" Opens

By: CNN
By: CNN

UPDATE - According to news reports, the parody restaurant gave away free coffee drinks named after regular Starbucks products. The one catch, the word "dumb" was in front of everything. Not long after, the real Starbucks told the new operation to stop using its trademark.

At a news conference Monday, the restaurateur behind the shop admitted it was a publicity stunt for a Comedy Central Show.
When asked about the possibility of a lawsuit against their dumb doppelganger, a Starbucks spokesman said the company was evaluating its options.

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Its not usually newsworthy when another Starbucks opens, but this new coffee shop is calling itself "Dumb Starbucks" with otherwise identical logos and signage to the java giant.


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