We Don't Need No Stinkin' Rubles, Ivan!
On Tuesday Starbucks and Coca-Cola joined Ronald McDonald in announcing they were suspending operations in Russia because of aggression on Ukraine. All three companies were facing enormous public pressure from the tweeter mob and other social media calls for boycotts prior to making the decision to shut down Russian business over aggression in Ukraine.
In a letter to the Starbucks community, the coffee chain’s president and CEO Kevin Johnson stepped up to the plate and said his partners have agreed to immediately pause store operations and will provide support to the nearly 2,000 partners in Russia who depend on Starbucks for their livelihood.
In the meantime, I'm sure 'Dunkin' Beets' and 'Pizza Dacha' can take up the slack.