A three-hour training class for every Starbucks employee will close every venti villa from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight.
The coffee chain said the in-store training program which will begin at 5:30 p.m. local time, would foster enthusiasm in its 135,000 U.S. employees and improve the quality of drinks made by Starbucks baristas.
“We believe that this is a bold demonstration of our commitment to our core and a reaffirmation of our coffee leadership,” said chief executive Howard Schultz in a statement.
Dunkin’ Donuts is taking advantage:
Dunkin’ Donuts – “to ensure that no coffee lover is denied a delicious espresso-based beverage” – announced that it will offer small lattes, cappuccinos or espresso drinks for a promotional price of 99 cents on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.