Today is Veterans Day, and a number of restaurants and chains across the country are offering free meals and discounts to vets who have served their country, along with active military members. Starbucks is participating in the holiday again this year– they will be offering free, tall-sized brewed coffee to activity-duty military, veterans, and military personnel.
An important note: Please call the Starbucks location you’re planning to visit to make sure they are participating in the free offer so you’re not disappointed.
Starbucks is also offering a “buy one holiday drink and get one free” special between the hours of 2pm and 5pm, November 10-14.
In 2013, Starbucks committed to hiring at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2018. As of this Veterans Day, according to CNBC, the coffee company has hired more than 8,000 since taking on the commitment. They have also shipped 60 pallets of whole bean coffee and more than 175,000 sticks of instant coffee to troops overseas. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently appeared in the news for saying he wants to raise national awareness for veterans and what it means to serve by hiring veterans to recruit more veterans within the company. He told Jim Cramer, “What we need inside Starbucks in the HR group is we need veterans recruiting veterans who understand their language, their challenges, their issues. So the people who are recruiting veterans at Starbucks are the people who have worn the cloth of the nation.”
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