CRASH AND BURN: Starbucks Feels The Pain After Announcing Plan to Hire 10,000 Muslim ‘Refugees’

Yeah, people weren’t too happy with this one. People are finding other stores to get their overpriced coffee at and Starbucks is feeling the pinch. Maybe next time just sell the coffee and don’t get into politics.

By Warner Todd Huston

The Starbucks Coffee brand has taken a major hit since the company’s announcement that it would hire 10,000 Muslim “refugees” in response to President Donald Trump’s temporary travel moratorium in January.

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But since the company issued its anti-Trump statement its brand name has lost its luster with customers. Perception levels of the Starbucks brand name fell by an incredible two-thirds since its January announcement, according to a YouGov survey, as reported by Yahoo Finance.

In the week before the company’s January refugees announcement, 30% of respondents said they would consider spending money at Starbucks. But after the statement that number fell to 24 percent, the survey discovered.

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