Pub owner turns the tables on Starbucks

The coffee giant sent the owner of Exit 6 Pub in Cottleville, Mo., a cease-and-desist order because he named one of his beers ‘Frappicino.’ The owner’s response was a masterstroke.

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I would like for both [attorney Anessa] Owen Kramer and Mr. Bucks to rest assured we meant no deception, confusion, or mistaking in the naming of the beer F Word. We never thought that our beer drinking customers would have thought that the alcoholic beverage coming out of the tap would have actually been coffee from one of the many, many, many stores located a few blocks away. I guess that with there being a Starbucks on every corner of every block in every city that some people may think they could get a Starbucks at a local bar. So that was our mistake.

As an extra kick in the pants, Britton included a $6 check made out to Starbucks to go “towards the legal fees Ms. Owen Kramer received for her efforts in nabbing Exit 6 in our dastardly F Word naming practices.” He continues: “We realize Mr. Bucks probably paid her more than Exit 6 made last year,” Britton added. “We just want to help a business like Starbucks. Us small business owners need to stick together.”

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