Dumb Starbucks Is Open
A new Starbucks-ish coffee shop has opened in Los Angeles. It's called Dumb Starbucks, but it looks exactly like... well... um... NOT Dumb Starbucks.
Owners say they're not terribly afraid of a lawsuit by Starbucks because of Parody Law.
“Although we are a fully functioning coffee shop, for legal reasons Dumb Starbucks needs to be categorized as a work of parody art. So, in the eyes of the law, our 'coffee shop' is actually an art gallery and the 'coffee' you’re buying is considered the art. But that’s for our lawyers to worry about. All you need to do is enjoy our delicious coffee!” reads their FAQ.
(If it's that simple, why does "Weird Al" have to ask permission?)
Check out Dumb Starbucks' menu! It's exactly the same as the standard Starbucks menu -- just "dumbed down."