June 17th, 2006

coyote Phil

Cinnamon scones

Enlighten me: How was Starbucks able to build a globe-spanning empire in a few years when they are not capable of keeping cinnamon scones on their shelves?

I go to Starbucks every day around noon for a cinnamon scone. Four times out of five I don't get one, because they're sold out. They always have a row of those sad bland corn scones, and rows and rows of the sugar-laden throat-gagging muffins nobody wants, as well as an abundance of equally sucrose-saturated cakes, shortbreads, and sickening nonfood-snacks of many unsellable varieties. They sell out of cinnamon scones at about 9AM. This happens at every Starbucks across America.

How come no one in the Starbucks management has figured out to STOCK MORE CINNAMON SCONES? Especially since I point this out to the clerks every time I visit Starbucks. Does Starbucks' senior management ever actually go to Starbucks? I suppose it isn't upscale enough for them.