Starbucks wants travellers to ditch paper cups
The only global coffee chain with a boss who was hubristic enough to hint at, but not really run for U.S. president is taking a more achievable step to improving the world. Starbucks will trial a 2,000 strong circulation of reusable cups at Gatwick Airport, with dedicated drop-off points for dirty cups. Anyone in need of paper will have to take the extra 5p that currently goes on at all Starbucks stores. The sort-of closed loop of an airport seems like a smart place to encourage further reuse — if only for one type of airport person — provided, of course, that coffee drinkers don’t fly away with their cup. It’s worth noting that drop-off points are in the South Terminal only, and also worth noting that dining at Gatwick doesn’t have to be terrible. [Propel]
And in other news...
- London no longer has the U.K.’s “best restaurant,” according to one version of that title.
- ICYMI: Seminal barbecue restaurant Pitt Cue closed after eight years in London.
- Bob Bob Cité’s £25 million, 18-month-delayed restaurant is worth the wait for food that is “wholly seductive,” according to one critic.
- Where to eat on Stroud Green Road, the dining thoroughfare of Finsbury Park.
- The new Pophams Bakery site in Hackney opens Thursday — pretty pastries galore.
- Popular ramen chain Tonkotsu will receive £5 million to continue expansion plans in Peckham and Shoreditch. YFM Equity Partners is providing the cash. [The Caterer]
- Men love meat! The patriarchy loves meat! Morrison’s loves meat! All these things collide in the £5 Mighty Meat Feast that the supermarket is launching in time for Fathers’ Day. [Metro]
- Good tweet:
I’m at a lovely restaurant in Brooklyn, ordered breakfast, jumped outside to take a quick call so I wouldn’t disturb everyone inside, and when I came back in realized... the woman next to me ate my breakfast. Seriously.— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 10, 2019