29 Sep '14, 7pm

Starbucks At The CIA: Simple Franchise Or Elaborate Ruse? Zac Cadwalader asks the tough questions of @emily_wax

Starbucks At The CIA: Simple Franchise Or Elaborate Ruse? Zac Cadwalader asks the tough questions of @emily_wax

The Washington Post continues their look into the fuel that powers our government with Emily Wax-Thibodeaux’s profile of the “Stealthy Starbucks” at the CIA compound in Langley, Va . Though it has the same accoutrements as just about every other Starbucks (or Starbucks-branded franchisee) around the world, “Store Number 1” is unlike any other thanks to the clientele it serves. There are no rewards cards for fear that data-mining might expose the identities of actual, bona fide secret agents and could end up in the wrong hands. Even writing names on cups is a no-go: “They could use the alias ‘Polly-O string cheese’ for all I care,” said a food services supervisor at the Central Intelligence Agency, asking that his identity remain unpublished for security reasons. “But giving any name at all was making people — you know, the undercover agents — feel very uncomfortable. It ju...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/cia-starbucks.html

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