NBC's 'Secret' Starbucks Goes on Lockdown

online.wsj.com Published: February 21, 2014

NBC seems to have the jitters over its secret Starbucks, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Behind the secure walls of the NBC compound here is a Starbucks SBUX -1.13% counter replete with baristas who serve up hot caffeinated drinks to the network's employees. Some NBC employees were walking around the Olympic grounds proudly toting their signature green-and-white Starbucks cups, a perk financed entirely by the network.

But suddenly, no Starbucks cups are allowed outside NBC's offices here. In fact, after The Wall Street Journal published an article about NBC's very own Starbucks, the 15 baristas that NBC is paying to staff it have been doubling as security personnel, handing over steaming Starbucks cups only after ascertaining that recipients don't intend to leave NBC offices.

H/T: Huffington Post
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