‘Dumb Starbucks’ opens in LA

The Starbucks coffee chain is ‘reviewing its option’, according to reports, following the opening of a parody store in Los Angeles. Organised by comedian Nathan Fielder, the Dumb Starbucks store opened to huge crowds, offering all of its items for free. Mimicking the chain’s logo, décor and menu, but adding the word ‘Dumb’ before all its products, Fielding said the faux store was a TV stunt rather than art installation or business start-up.
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The line outside Dumb Starbucks stretches half way around the block with customers waiting roughly 2.5 hours for a free coffee in the Los Feliz neighborhood on February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)
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The line outside Dumb Starbucks stretches half way around the block with customers waiting roughly 2.5 hours for a free coffee in the Los Feliz neighborhood on February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)
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One of the two baristas working inside of Dumb Starbucks marks a cup in the Los Feliz neighborhood on February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)
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A coffee cup is shown at Dumb Starbucks in the Los Feliz neighborhood on February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)
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Customers Daniel Todd (L), 25, and Joshua Applegate, 28, pose with their free coffees at Dumb Starbucks in the Los Feliz neighborhood on February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)
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Nathan Fielder, host of the Comedy Central show 'Nathan For You,' steps forward as being behind the Dumb Starbucks store in the Los Feliz neighborhood February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)
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Nathan Fielder, host of the Comedy Central show 'Nathan For You,' steps forward as being behind the Dumb Starbucks store in the Los Feliz neighborhood February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)
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Nathan Fielder, host of the Comedy Central show 'Nathan For You,' steps forward as being behind the Dumb Starbucks store in the Los Feliz neighborhood February 10, 2014 in Los Angeles California. The new shop, which bills itself as a parody of the iconic coffee chain, opened recently offering all of its items for free. The real Starbucks says it is reviewing its options, according to published reports. (Getty Images)