As reported on CNN.com, the giant coffee chain Starbucks plans to close every location of their 7,100 stores to do a 3-hour training session for their 135,000 employees. The shutdown is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. local time and will run until 8:30 p.m. Locations that are normally open beyond that time will open then.
But that's not all! Dunkin' Donuts is swooping in with a 99-cent offer on small lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso drinks from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. That means in 30 minutes EST, the great Tuesday coffee battle will officially begin.
Since I know coffee and caffeine is so important to so many poets, I thought I'd share this very important news.
If you wish, please feel free (and encouraged) to send in "in the field" reports of the situations near your local Starbucks and/or Dunkin' Donuts. ;)