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Discussion in 'Leadership' started by CoquiAzul, May 1, 2015.

  1. Asuras

    Asuras Starbucks TL

    So what is going on with Cascara? In the summer, we were auto shipped a ton of syrup to promote the Iced Coconut Milk Cascara Latte. Since than it has fallen off the menu. So what can we do with the syrup? Is it a core item now? Can we simply just QMOS out the remaining bottles? We have the holiday Syrups/Sauces incoming next week. And would love to free up some space.
     
  2. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    Ours was doing something similar so I took it apart & it looked like the plunger piece (that black stick with a gasket at the bottom) was too tight so I switched it out with one from an older pump & it works fine.
    That's one of the few pieces that is interchangeable on any of the metal pumps, tho.
    Re: cascara - we make maybe 1-2 a week on those. Would like to see that go bye-bye.
     
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  3. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    You can always chalk a sign for Cascara Latte for a few weeks to try to get some of it used up. It was more popular that way at my store.
     
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  4. Asuras

    Asuras Starbucks TL

    So how about that Zombie Frappuccino guys? Everyone ready for the second coming of Unicorn level madness?!

    /Cries internally
     
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  5. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
     
  6. Xanatos

    Xanatos Barista

    Is anyone else having trouble getting java chips in? A store near me has been out for about two months and my store hasn't received any since mid-August, despite multiple orders by multiple different people. We're almost done with our last bag :(. I tried to order it again today and not only was it not orderable, but it said it was discontinued. There's no way they would actually discontinue this incredibly popular and profitable item and I can't find any communication anywhere saying there would be a new type of chocolate chip with a new DPCI or anything like that.
     
  7. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    Haven't heard anything about them being discontinued but we've had serious issues with supply orders on Starbucks AND cafe.
    We'll order a particular item several weeks running without receiving it (usually running out) only to get multiples of what we ordered back in, usually with short expry dates.
     
  8. Asuras

    Asuras Starbucks TL

    I remembering reading the Starbucks Weekly Update on Workbench a few weeks ago that ordering for Java Chips will be turned off until mid or late October. As it switches from coming in with the Refrigerated products (the Evo drinks we sell) for the store (for my store, produce/dairy). To coming in along side our normal Starbucks pallet.
     
  9. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    In my area that's gonna result in huge melted globs in each pouch o_O
    There was a reason we had to load up in March & couldn't get any until October.
     
  10. Asuras

    Asuras Starbucks TL

    That what I remember reading. I'll pull it up when I work tomorrow. It happened last year too. Java Chips are on the frozen pastry/sandwich order guide and will be moved to the main Starbucks order guide. Because in the summer it is too hot to transport with our normal stuff. But the winter, it is fine to.
     
  11. Xanatos

    Xanatos Barista

    That used to be the case in my area. Then we had an FDC built near us about 4 years ago when all the stores became PFreshes, so the java chips and a few other items come on the refrigerated trucks, which come daily now. When I heard that a nearby store was out, I laughed because they can get that product back in stock in under 48 hours easy. Now it's happening to me, despite ordering it almost 10 separate times over the last 5-6 weeks. Other than the Evolution smoothie concentrates, I've never ordered a core Starbucks beverage ingredient and not had it show up. Not once in 4.5 years, that I can remember.
     
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  12. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    We don't really get 'winter' per se; just a couple months with cooler nights.
     
  13. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    @Xanatos, also out of chips, and they keep not coming in. We have the exact same experience after switching to pfresh. If they are going back to this, they needed to give stores a heads up alot sooner.
     
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  14. SoCalMama

    SoCalMama Team Member

    My (former) store is out too. Can't explain why we are out of so many other things, but I knew this was coming, thanks to TBR. :)
     
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  15. indigo25

    indigo25 Every day I'm QMOS'n

    I wish I could give you some of my million cases. :(
     
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  16. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    Road trip to indigo's store; I CALL SHOTGUN.
     
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  17. monkeyman90

    monkeyman90 Team Member

    please don't discuss unreleased drinks. this is going to recreate the shit show of unicorn. they didn't give us warning because they didn't want word out. at least now we know when and can schedule for it.
     
  18. monkeyman90

    monkeyman90 Team Member

    they are at least in my store rarely used. so it takes some pushing to get them soft enough.
     
  19. Asuras

    Asuras Starbucks TL

    It's too late on that one. The info has already leaked to some new sites. Pretty sure it is intentional like the Unicorn to create buzz...

    It’s Official: Starbucks Zombie Frappuccino Coming October 26th
     
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  20. monkeyman90

    monkeyman90 Team Member

    this is from starbucks employees talking about it. until its announced by starbucks its not ok to talk about.

    this was the biggest complaint about unicorn. they didn't tell us how to staff for it, or what products to order. if we keep talking about it they'll again do the repeat of unicorn where they let you know just as soon as its about to be released.