Starbucks dominates our competitor news this week on a few fronts. Most notable is that 6 police officers at a Tempe Arizona store were asked to leave by an employee because of a complaint that a customer did not feel safe in their presence! (????) Boston Herald columnist Joe Fitzgerald, after writing about the incident, had this suggestion: “Take a sip of Dunkin’ Donuts and chill out!” Great advice, Joe! Additionally, it was reported that Starbucks is expanding their delivery tests to Dallas, Houston and Orange County, CA. Powered by Uber Eats, this will have Starbucks delivering in 11 US markets also including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. And baristas were getting worked up into frenzy about the new Tie-Dye Frappuccino that was launched on Wednesday. Social media lit up with baristas dreading the launch (“They don’t give a damn about us and it’s obvious.”) and the amount of time and effort it would take to make the tropical fruit-flavored multi-colored summer beverage. It launched 2 days ago to mixed reviews and will only be available for 5 days. As for other competitor news, we noted that Scooters Coffee, the 215 unit Nebraska-based franchise, has entered the ready-to-drink space, launching canned cold brew in 3 different flavors.