Visitors to all the standalone Starbucks across the country yesterday evening couldn't get their buzz on. Why? Because of the temporary national shutdown. Starbucks workers, like these on busy Masonic (where there will be a rally to make that avenue safer at 11:00AM this morning by the way), learned how to do things the Starbuckian way last night.

So. What do think, espresso fans? Did it work? Were the "parters" (aka workers) "energized"? Was your customer experience "transformed"? Do their donuts still taste like plastic? Are the employees now forced to look like that hot guy with the long beard over at Ritual Roasters? We're dying to know.

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