April Fools’ Day may be a couple months away, but don’t let the name fool you, “Dumb Starbucks” is an actual coffee shop in Los Angeles. Even stranger, the coffee shop was staffed by two baristas this past weekend serving free coffee to customers. USA Today says that “the parody store says it is able to use the Starbucks name and logo because it is technically ‘making fun’ of Starbucks and is considered ‘a work of parody art.'” Continue reading for a news report and more information.
Under the law, Dumb Starbucks is not a coffee shop but an art gallery, the letter says. “The ‘coffee’ you’re buying is considered the art,” the letter says. “But that’s for our lawyers to worry about. All you need to do is enjoy our delicious coffee!”