Starbucks announced earlier this week that they will soon be launching a high-end subscription service for “reserve” coffees – at a cost of $288 per year.  This comes on the heels of announcing a few weeks back that they were entering the matchmaking business as well, entering an agreement with Internet dating service Match.com.  Under the agreement, Match.com will add a “Meet at Starbucks” feature to their site for arranging first dates.  Elsewhere, we noted that Restaurant Brands International, the new owner of Tim Horton’s, is looking to dramatically expand the company’s international units – just one month after they laid off 350 employees at Horton’s Canadian headquarters.  They also spoke of expanding their presence in the “must win” continental US.