PSL season may be over, but you know your Starbucks addiction goes well beyond Pumpkin Spice. No judgement, we're all a little dependent on the sweet espresso-based crack that are Starbucks beverages, and it's only going to get worse, as Starbucks has just announced that it will launch a home delivery service next year, reports everyone (specifically the TO Star right here).
That's right, Frappucinos, Xmas lattes, and those over-priced yet still pretty delicious sandwiches, right at your doorstep. God help us all.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made the delivery-service announcement last Thursday, while discussing the coffee giants quarterly earnings. Apparently Starbucks isn't doing too hot on the coffee market, and the delivery service is going to be a way to increase customer loyalty, and spending, of course.
Few details are available on the delivery service itself, though a it has been stated that 'Starbucks to your home' will launch halfway through 2015 and orders will be placed via the Starbucks mobile app.
As it stands right now, only certain U.S. cities will get the delivery beta-test, with Sbux planning to expand the service later on and if all goes well, says Time. Unfortunately, no Canadian commitment for the delivery service has been made by Starbucks, though that doesn't mean we'll never be getting White Chocolate Mochas delivered to out homes.
Starbucks has made a "not a no but not a yes" statement in regards to delivery service in Canada, as published on Vancity buzz. You can read the full statement here, but here's the important line, straight from a Starbucks Canada representative:
"...I can’t share whether that [the delivery service] roll out will yet include Canada, we are excited at the idea of being able to create a standing order of Starbucks delivered hot or iced to your desk daily."
Like I said, not a no, but not really a yes. If Canada does get a delivery service, it'll likely be available only in major metropolises, as having a barista drive 15 minutes to send out a coffee order in the 'burbs/boonies seems unlikely. Fine with me, as long as Montrealers can get there java delivered to them.
Host Julie Snyder pressed the Canadian prime minister about his dating life in his youth. Trudeau admitted he wasn't "quick" with girls, including Sophie. "We took our time to make sure [she] was the right one and I was the right one," he said of the relationship.
But their slow start seems to have been about more than compatibility. "We were both in a bit of a complicated phase in our personal lives," Trudeau said, appearing to choose his words carefully.
He went on: "When I met this girl I knew that this was something serious with enormous potential. I didn't want to go too fast. I didn't want to miss my chance."
"I had a few things in my life to sort out before I could focus just on her," he added, grinning and stumbling slightly.
"Like a contestant on Occupation Double, you had to be single?" Snyder asked, referring to the hit Quebec reality competition in which eccentric castmembers search for love.
"You could say that," the prime minister answered, seeming to gesture in the affirmative.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot Restaurant is selling hot dogs for 74 cents this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri eatery says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Restaurant 74-cent Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot Restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC