25 Nov '12, 5am

@jonvick

Many of these threads on MyStarbucksIdea are met with down votes. I’m still confused as to how a drip only line would work. It seems like it would require an extra partner on the floor to man the drip only register. I suppose if the stores that are testing drip only are receiving extra labor for that, maybe it is worth it? I also wonder if people get confused about what line to stand in. A long long long time ago, in the very early 1990s, most Starbucks had a “beverage only” register and “whole bean only” register. If you needed beans scooped from a bin, you went to the whole bean line. I remember this well. I also remember that there were times that people got in the wrong line, or people tried to cut the beverage line by getting into the whole bean line. If you got up to the whole bean register and ask for a half-pound of Verona and a tall Latte, the barista would of cou...

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