FUCK STARBUCKS. FUCK THEM SOOOOOOO MUCH!!
They're corporate bullies. They go around specifically targeting wonderful little mom and pop coffee shops to put them out of business. This has happened several times in my area alone. The one that really got me was when the targeted the coffee shop I grew up going to. The place was awesome. On top of having great coffee and baked goods they had live music and provided a great hang out spot for high school and college students. They were also very involved in the community. Well, Starbucks knew damn well they couldn't compete. So, before they opened their shop directly across the street, they bought the building that the other coffee shop was in and wouldn't let them renew their lease.
Yes, I know this type of corporate strong-arming happens all the time, and that this is how capitalism works, etc. But that doesn't mean I have to like it or Starbucks. And, yes, I also know that DD is a corporation. However, I believe most DDs are franchises. At least the ones in my area are. And the DDs in my area are locally owned. Probably not the case everywhere, but that's still a better record than Starbucks. Also, I'm pretty sure DD doesn't actively go after little coffee shops since the demographic is completely different.
Anyway, FUCK STARBUCKS.