On behalf of Dawn Pinaud who started @ Starbucks in 1983 and left the company in 1992 I submit her story. "After a very long two years opening Seattle Coffee Co Ltd from 5 to 89 stores it was truly a milestone to be part of building the Seattle UK, SE Asia, South Africa, and Kuwait on a shoestring budget. It was so weird to be standing with Howard and Howard at a celebration party for the 1st Starbucks store in London after the purchase of Seattle Coffee Co. What a journey it was!"
(See the following attachments that tell a story about the merger party, the introduction of Starbucks Mission & Mission Review, and Dawn's departure message to her team.)
Dawn, this is funny... some things never change!
I remember the day Howard S came to London to finish the deal with Scott S to acquire SCC. It took him about 5 minutes to ask," what are you doing here?" I started laughing and said, "I'm getting it ready for you everything is in place the right equipment, layout, and the baristas." All they needed was the logo and a paint job. Howard started managing me immediately which made me laugh again and I reminded him I worked for Scott not him. What a crazy time it was and so much fun to have both Howard's back in my life again.