Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Would you pay $1 for the reusable plastic cup now available at St. Louis area Starbucks coffee shops?
In an effort to lesson the load of trash from disposable cups, Starbucks is now offering a new reusable tumbler. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) The Seattle-based coffee company is now selling the plastic cups for $1 at St. Louis coffee shops, including the two in Hazelwood on North Lindbergh and at St. Louis Outlet Mall. In fact, Monday evening, both West County locations reported they were already sold out of the tumblers, but expect more later this week. The cups bear the Starbucks logo and resembling the paper cups. Starbucks is also offering a ten cents discount for each refill. According to USA Today, the $1 tumbler is reportedly the latest effort to address criticism and …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The financial deadline looms in Washington, with no deal yet made. Check this primer, and share your questions and thoughts.
With Christmas 2012 over, one reality check is that the looming "fiscal cliff" deadline is just a few days away. On December 31, tax cuts dating to the George W. Bush presidential term are scheduled to expire, and President Obama and congressional leaders have not reached a compromise. Of course, that means starting in the New Year, tax bills would increase for many middle- and upper-class taxpayers in the City of Hazelwood. And that means paycheck withholding for many workers would change, leaving them with less take-home pay in the new year. Remember you can like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HazelwoodPatch. Don't forget to visit Twitter: twitter.com/HazelwoodPatch, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here. -- …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Plus: the inspector tells Florissant Wendy's to clean up its act.
As inspections arise, Hazelwood Patch publishes information from the St. Louis County Department of Health reports, along with the inspection grades. Here are some of the latest restaurant inspections that occurred throughout the past 90 days in the City of Hazelwood and nearby in Florissant, Maryland Heights and Creve Coeur: Wendy’s Address: 8250 N. Lindbergh, Florissant Date of Inspection: Nov. 5 Type of Inspection: Routine Risk Factor: 2 Grade: 95 - A Comments: Inspector observed soiled stains on the blade of the can opener. An employee removed and cleaned the blade on-site, correcting the violation. The employee hepatitis A vaccination list needs to be updated. All employees working more than 30 days need to have a copy of their …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Target and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. The plant supplies peanut butter products to stores, restaurants and retailers like Starbucks (there are two in Hazelwood, the North Lindbergh Boulevard location and the St. Louis Outlet Mall location). The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Target—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Starbucks, which has a couple locations in Hazelwood, is pioneering a new way to attract employees.
Starbucks is planning to expand and open 1,300 new stores next year, but if you'd like to get a job with the coffee giant, first log on to Facebook. The national chain has unveiled a new system called Branch Out that will let potential applicants search for jobs using their social networks, according to a report in the St. Louis Business Journal. The system takes the form of an app on the Starbucks Facebook page that lets users browse open positions by location, but it's also a promotional effort with videos about what it's like to work at Starbucks and links to info about the company's benefits. The journal cites a Seattle-based tech blog from one of its sister publications called TechFlash, which talked to Sara Parker, a member of …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Plus, after Papa John's pizza makes customers sick, the store receives a visit from the health inspector.
Each week, Hazelwood Patch publishes information from the local restaurant inspections of St. Louis County Department of Health as well as their grade. Here are the latest restaurant inspections: Lulu’s Local Eatery Address: 21 Village Square Shopping Center, Hazelwood Date of Inspection: Sept. 5 Type of Inspection: Opening Risk Factor: 2 Grade: 97-A Comments: Serving window and door is not self-closing; food items not stored in original container but not labeled. *Follow-up inspection scheduled for Sept. 15. Starbucks Coffee Address: 7537 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Hazelwood Date of Inspection: Sept. 26 Type of Inspection: Routine Risk Factor: 1 Grade: 100-A Comments: Reusable whipped cream container stored on top of trash can. Papa John’s …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Plus, KSTL 630 AM in Creve Coeur is looking for an account executive.
Each week, Hazelwood Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites to find businesses seeking to fill positions in town and in nearby communities. Here are five opportunities we found this week. Who’s Hiring: Starbucks Who’s Hiring: Taco Bell Who’s Hiring: KSTL 630 AM Who’s Hiring: Charter Who’s Hiring: Taco Bell Editor’s note: Patch cannot guarantee that these jobs will still be available when you apply. We do not endorse or recommend these jobs. Please do your own research about any potential employer you apply to.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
More than 7,000 Starbucks Coffee cafes, including those in Hazelwood, are supporting an initiative using social media to provide financing to community businesses.
Fourth of July is about barbeque, fireworks and family fun, right? Wrong. Starbucks is asking people to trade in all that, at least for a few minutes, for a hot cup of Joe on Independence Day. As part of CEO Howard Schultz's social media campaign #Indivisible, the chain will be handing out FREE tall hot brewed coffees to customers on Wednesday. The hope is the freebie-backed initiative will start a conversation about where the country's headed. "Let’s tell our government leaders to put partisanship aside and to speak truthfully about the challenges we face," Schultz said in an open letter on the website. "Let’s ask our business leaders to create more job opportunities for the American economy. And as citizens, let’s all get more involved…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The coffee giant is offering two holiday drinks for the price of one from Thursday through Sunday.
Did you know that Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee each day? According to CoffeeStatistics.com, that’s the equivalent of 146 billion cups a year. Starbucks is making the holiday season a little brighter for all those coffee lovers with a special BOGO deal starting Thursday and going until Nov. 20. From 2 to 5 p.m. on those days, Starbucks patrons will get a second free holiday beverage when they buy the first one. The BOGO deal is good on several holiday drinks, including the peppermint mocha in regular and “skinny” versions, caramel brulée latte, ginger bread latte and the company’s standing holiday tradition, the eggnog latte. You can find a Starbucks in Hazelwood in the Elm Grove Shopping Center on N. Lindbergh. For more …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Celebrate Earth Day with Starbucks and it's free coffee promotion. Be sure to bring a mug or cup.
For today only, the Hazelwood Starbucks Coffee Company team is offering select, free beverages as part of the company's effort to conserve paper products in observation of Earth Day. Starbucks' customers must present a travel mug to get a free cup of hot or iced coffee or tea. However, specialty drinks are not free. Presenting travel mugs in the drive-through service also is acceptable, as long as customers let Starbucks associates know when ordering. The free promotion lasts all day Friday. All Starbucks location are participating so stop by any location.