Missouri Brewery to Starbucks: ‘Here’s $6, Now Shut Up!’

Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in St. Louis sent the paltry sum to make amends for all profits received from three units of specialty beer it sold dubbed "Frappicino"

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A barista makes drinks inside a newly designed Starbucks coffee shop in Fountain Valley, California Aug. 22, 2013.

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A small brewery in Missouri has cheekily responded to a complaint letter from Starbucks by sending the coffee giant a check for $6. Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in the St. Louis suburb of Cottleville sent the paltry sum to make amends for all profits received from three units of specialty beer it sold dubbed “Frappicino.”

Seattle-based Starbucks claims the sole right to use the term Frappucino, albeit spelt differently, and issued a cease-and-desist order, as the words were “phonetically identical” and “likely to cause confusion.”

In response, Exit 6 owner Jeff Britton sent a sarcasm-laced missive to Starbucks, saying: “We feel shame. We are bad people.”

He added: “We just want to help Starbucks. Us small business owners need to stick together.”

[NBC]

3 comments
notLostInSpace
notLostInSpace

I can't bring myself to spend $5 on something that BK and McD sell for a dollar.  Beyond that, I dislike the phony "we are so awesome" attitude that permeates their stores.  I find it hard to find a seat to drink my fivebucks because of all the free loaders sitting around on their wifi devices.  


Now that I realize they are bullies also doesn't help them much either. 

11B_INF_Retired
11B_INF_Retired

I will not go to Starbucks anyway now that they said they are a Gun Free Zone.... For getting a cup of coffee might cost me a arm and a leg ....wound!! 

Oh here is what so funny....CBS reported that two teenage girls beat up the former anti-gun mayor Mark Andrew hopeful (Minneapolis) after a young man stole the phone from off the table.  And since Starbucks customers did nothing to stop the beating of the politician we can only assume that they all got the memo from the CEO. 

Butter333
Butter333

You are such a moron. Please deport yourself.