I think I have finally realized the one main difference between Starbucks experience and the likes of Pappa Rich or Old Town-
The experience. If I can recall correctly, Starbucks coffee is always served with a smile, order taken with an upbeaty tone. And they speak good English, and are able to make recommendations. Consistent throughout the different stores.
Unlike PappaRich or Old Town and the rest of the local coffee chain. You just don’t know what to expect.
Even Illy coffee in Pavillion sucks, the servers that is. Super coffee, sucky service.
I’ll have a *SBUX please.
*stock ticker code for Starbucks.