Seattle, Washington – No one messes with Starbucks, not even Hot Cup Of Joe’s, the coffee shop which opened on Valentine’s Day in Spokane, featuring shirtless male baristas.
Ever heard of bottomless mimosas or bottomless margaritas? Well, Starbucks will soon introduce its bottomless baristas – male and female both. The Seattle-based coffee company said this is in response to the Spokane coffee shop’s shirtless baristas. Starbucks will open its first bottomless coffee shop in Seattle later this month, and it has nothing to do with bottomless coffee. Rather, the coffee shop will employ male and female baristas who will wear top clothing, but not bottoms.
If the new “experiment” is well-received, Starbucks said it will ask its franchise stores in the U.S. and across the globe to convert to bottomless coffee shops. However, Starbucks will authorize only one bottomless coffee shop per town or city, and the franchise stores will have to apply to be selected through a rigorous competitive bidding process.
Bismarck, North Dakota – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln – great U.S. presidents all, immortalized in an iconic national monument at the Mount Rushmore National Park in South Dakota. The park is one of the most visited national monuments in America, generating tourist dollars for the state.
North Dakota is about to have its share of those precious tourist dollars when the rear side of the Mount Rushmore monument will open on Monday, Presidents’ Day. President Barack Obama is set to inaugurate the new park when he visits Bismarck. Years in the making, the sculpted rearview of the monument features the behinds of the four presidents. The identity of the sculptor remains a mystery and only The White House has that information.
Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists are expected to attend the inaugural ceremony.
North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple told reporters that the new park will create hundreds of jobs in the state and boost local business.