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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Save the Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich!

posted by on February 21 at 12:30 PM

No, really:

It’s the Save the Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich website.


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Chucking premade Egg McMuffin rip-offs into a microwave was too "distracting" for the baristas? If that's really true, I think Starbucks has bigger problems than their breakfast menu!

Posted by Jane | February 21, 2008 1:04 PM

Given that they've just announced a big raft of layoffs at corporate, I'm guessing the Breakfast Sandwich will be far down on the list of priorities.

Posted by Westside forever | February 21, 2008 1:05 PM

Starbucks has a breakfast sandwich?

Posted by sam | February 21, 2008 1:08 PM

I'll admit it, those things are good. Getting rid of them will probably be doing me a favor.

Posted by Dougsf | February 21, 2008 1:08 PM

Their "baristas" hardly even make espresso - it's mostly the machine that does it.

My favorite part of the website is the jaunty litte "Beta" in the upper right-hand corner. With a shadow and everything!

Posted by Aislinn | February 21, 2008 1:10 PM

I agree those things are nasty. And the coffee has SUCKED since they went to those stupid fucking machines.

Posted by Andrew | February 21, 2008 1:14 PM

Ugh. They burn my nose when I walk into the joint. Let them die, please.

Posted by James | February 21, 2008 1:18 PM

Aislinn's right, the machines are doing it. That's why I like the little cafe next door, they actually make my latte right there.

Breakfast sandwiches were always a dumb idea - unlike scones.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 21, 2008 1:20 PM

This is the most important political cause since the apparently failed effort to bring back the classic Subway cut.

Posted by tsm | February 21, 2008 1:20 PM

I'm with Dougsf, those sandwiches are tasty. I'll miss them.

Posted by Erin | February 21, 2008 1:22 PM

Thank you!

Save the Sandwich!

Posted by Chris | February 21, 2008 1:23 PM

Fuck that. Save Polaroid

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 21, 2008 1:25 PM

mr. poe gets it right again.

Posted by k-la | February 21, 2008 1:28 PM

Starbucks could save TONS of money, by firing all the slacker employees who do nothing but hang out and crack jokes and pay the good employees who actually do their jobs, a living wage...

the sandwiches were good, but not great...they apparently never heard of seasonings.

Posted by michael strangeways | February 21, 2008 1:29 PM
Posted by DOUG. | February 21, 2008 1:29 PM

IHNMTS except I really like the eggs florentine, even when it goops melted cheese all over me.

The burrito thing, not so much.

Posted by K | February 21, 2008 1:47 PM

Meh, you can get pretty much the same sandwich at QFC - and for about the same price, if that makes you feel any better about it.

You do have to take it somewhere else to get it microwaved, so I guess in that sense it's a bit more of a rip-off than was the $tarbuck$ sandwich. But, on the other hand at least you don't have to stand in the stupid $tarbuck$ line, so maybe that's a positive offset.

Posted by COMTE | February 21, 2008 1:49 PM

Without Polaroid, amateur explorers can't photograph mummies without paying for expensive photography equipment.

Polaroid is way more important.

Hey, did the new CEO cut his pay when he fired the 600 employees in Seattle?

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 21, 2008 2:27 PM

It needs some crass n' wacky postings, like the ol' days of reviewing Family Circus books on

Posted by Jason Josephes | February 21, 2008 3:23 PM

I actually eat these every once in a while in a pinch (for dinner) and will be sorry to see them go. I wonder if the real underlying goal is to entirely dump the ovens used to heat them???

Posted by MarkyMark | February 21, 2008 5:09 PM

You can make your own breakfast sandwich pretty easily and far more cheaply at home (English muffin, fried egg, smoked salmon), so no real loss. Starbucks apparently made a fortune on these things but I heard the baristas hated them because they stink the place up and make it smell like McDonald's. Hard to argue with that, really.

It's supposed to be the first of many initiatives that Howard Schultz, back at the reins, is taking to restore Starbucks' image--listening to the baristas instead of just eyeing the bottom line.

Too bad I will never again enter a Starbucks after Schultz fucking sold the Sonics to Okies. Eat me Howie.

Posted by sbux | February 21, 2008 7:29 PM

honesty, of all things, this is truly deserving of an useless internet petition.

Posted by Giffy | February 21, 2008 8:47 PM

Those breakfast sandwiches are a lifesaver. Without them, all Starbucks has to really eat for breakfast are various forms of bread, sugar or sugared bread.

Can't they just vent the ovens a bit more?

Posted by StS | February 21, 2008 9:41 PM

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