I live in the south.
We haven’t been into Starbucks very long compared to Seattle, LA, or even Alexandria, Virginia. I went when I traveled, but it just wasn’t an option at home so I settled for making my own or the occasional independent shop.
The first Starbucks opened in Chattanooga about five years ago.
I’m not a big Burger King fan, I kinda like some of their creepy commercials and the Angry Whopper, but it’s generally a once a year kind of spot for me.
Not too long ago, a local Burger King was closed…and renovated….
into a Starbucks.
I was reminded of this random fact a few days ago when I took a friend there and told them it was the coolest Starbucks that used to be a Burger King…ever.
They thought about it and couldn’t come up with any others so they agreed.
One of the coolest things about it, is that most people who go there either don’t know it was ever a Burger King or have forgotten. They have embraced its current form. It’s more crowded than it ever was before and people actually come here now to hang out for long periods of time!
I think its time for the church to start turning some of their Burger Kings into Starbucks.