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Starbucks Prices Surge in California as Minimum Wage Jumps

Starbucks Prices Surge in California as Minimum Wage Jumps
Starbucks Prices Surge in California as Minimum Wage Jumps

California's Minimum Wage Law Impacts Starbucks Prices

California's AB-1228 law, which went into effect on Monday, has raised the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 per hour. This has prompted Starbucks to increase menu prices in its Golden State stores to offset the higher labor costs.

The price increase has drawn mixed reactions from customers and baristas alike. Some customers have expressed frustration with the higher prices, while others support the move to provide higher wages to workers. Baristas have also voiced concerns, with some indicating that they have faced increased harassment due to the price hikes.

Starbucks has confirmed that the price increases are directly related to the higher minimum wage. However, the company has not disclosed the average item increase. Customers have reported price increases ranging from $0.50 to $1.00 per item.

For regular Starbucks customers, the price increases can add up significantly. For example, a typical order increase of $0.80 per day translates to an additional $208 per year for someone who gets Starbucks every workday.

While the price increases are intended to cover the higher labor costs, some customers may be less inclined to frequent Starbucks due to the higher prices. Additionally, baristas have reported feeling uncomfortable informing customers of the price increases and have noticed a decrease in regular customers.

The impact of the minimum wage increase on Starbucks prices and customer behavior remains to be seen. However, the price hikes highlight the potential challenges that businesses face when adjusting to higher labor costs.

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