Smoking is back in SOME Starbucks branches

According to Starbucks Philippines, they have heeded the call of their customers and have brought back “Smoking Tables” in SOME of their branches around Metro Manila.

We repeat. SOME.

Here is their formal announcement:


Your views on this?

Was this just a promotional stunt? Did their sales dip because of the “No Smoking” ban in their stores?

What do YOU think?

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  1. L says:

    Probably their sales had a significant decline after supporting the smoking ban. I personally am a forever Starbucks coffee drinker but when they started implementing the smoking ban in each store, I opted going to Seattle’s Best or Figaro instead. I think placing smoking tables and making sure that the tables’ location does not affect non-smokers is a good idea. I hope they can do that in all branches though.

  2. C says:

    I overheard (smoking) baristas outside one of their branches & they were talking about a ‘significant’ decrease in sales. And to think that was just 1 branch..

    I’m a smoker & I love Starbucks. I stopped hanging out in SB but I couldn’t stop buying their coffee. I just have it to go & buy food/pastries in another coffee shop so we can smoke there.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i havent gone to starbucks since the no smoking policy has been implemented…