Starbucks In Lebanon Just Increased Their Prices By About 35%

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It’s a bad time for coffee lovers. If you drink Starbucks religiously, just know your drink could begin to burn a hole through your wallet.

The crowd’s favorite American coffeehouse chain has officially increased its prices across all branches in . Reportedly, the price increase just began on July 22nd.

Oleksandra El Zahran, an Instagram influencer in , used her IG stories to report that Starbucks prices have gone up by around 30%-35% due to the economic situation and depreciation of the .

Screenshot from @Polleksandra

Joelle Bassoul, the regional media manager at Save The Children and former media consultant for Reuters, shared similar information on Twitter.

Apparently, a Starbucks barista told her that prices have increased by 30%. However, Bassoul didn’t fail to point out that employees’ salaries did not increase.

“Companies increasing their prices to maintain profits, but not to give their employees a liveable wage,” lamented Leila Molana-Allen, the Middle East correspondent for 24.

While that is beyond the main point of this article, it’s still worth noting.

Back to the price rise. The961 reached out to a Starbucks branch and verified that this is indeed true.

All items on the menu have increased in price between 30%-35%, we were told.

One thing to be happy about is that at least Starbucks didn’t officially close down as Coca-Cola or Adidas did.

The next time you get your favorite beverage at Starbucks, savor it as slowly as you can.


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