A dumb idea? ‘Dumb Starbucks’ spoof serves Dumb Frappuccinos, with a lawsuit probably on the way

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Dumb Starbucks attracted long queues following its debut in Los Angeles. The store has the same menu, layout and signage as a normal Starbucks, but everything is prefixed with the word 'dumb' (Picture: Twitter/DumbStarbucks) Dumb Starbucks attracted long queues following its debut in Los Angeles. The store has the same menu, layout and signage as a normal Starbucks, but everything is prefixed with the word ‘dumb’ (Picture: Twitter / @DumbStarbucks)

There have been snaking queues outside a new independent coffee shop in Los Angeles. The reason why? Well, it’s called Dumb Starbucks.

Even though the logo, the layout and the menu are almost identical to the caffeine behemoth, the shop has been launched to mock the global brand – and probably all of its devoted customers, too.

Inside, you can choose from Dumb Iced Coffees, Dumb Vanilla Lattes and Dumb Caramel Frappuccinos, in three dumb sizes.

You might expect Starbucks’s army of lawyers to be banging down the doors of this mysterious establishment in a heartbeat. However, the businessmen behind the shop insist the concept is entirely legal because it is intended as a…

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