Starbucks’ Frappucino Happy Hour starts subsequent week with a splash that’s ‘better’ than a Unicorn — and baristas are …

Unicorn FrappuccinoKate Taylor

Baristas who hated the Unicorn Frappuccino are about to enter a new stressful cycle as Starbucks prepares to launch a annual Frappuccino Happy Hour promotion. 

On Thursday, Starbucks announced that it skeleton to launch a Frappuccino Happy Hour subsequent week and locations are reporting that a understanding will final from May 5 to 14. During a promotion, a coffee sequence will sell half-priced Frappuccinos from 3-6 p.m., enlivening business to squeeze a icy blended drinks as a continue warms up. 

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“Frappuccino Happy Hour is going to be a outrageous home run this year,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson pronounced in a call with investors on Thursday. “We’re going to move during slightest one wholly new splash into Happy Hour this year that is going to be as good as Unicorn or better. And we’ve extended a hours this year on some other tactical things to unequivocally make certain that Happy Hour is set adult for success.”

One new season appears to a be Midnight Mint Mocha. The S’more Frappuccino also seems slated to return.

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While Frappuccino lovers will glory during a news, many Starbucks’ baristas will expected be reduction than anxious by a extended hours, new drink, and renewed importance on a time-intensive Frappuccino.  

If you’re a Starbucks employee with a story to tell, email ktaylor@businessinsider.com. 

Last year, a Starbucks blog Barista Life published an essay titled, “A Baristas Worst Nightmare: Frappuccino Happy Hour.” 

“You can start to see a fear in their eyes,” Haley Hinds writes, recalling her coworkers’ faces in a moments before Frappy Hour starts. “Although they try to make it demeanour like it’s easy, we consider low down, no matter how many times we have been by this, we are truly never prepared for what is coming.”

Starbucks baristas are already holding to amicable media to emotionally ready themselves for a chaotic promotion. 

The success of a Unicorn Frappucino and some-more new drinks on a menu could lead to some-more business than in past years. While that’s good news for Starbucks’ sales, it means baristas will be cranking out even some-more disorderly and difficult-to-make beverages. 

One barista has a resolution that would inspire Starbucks to keep baristas happy while augmenting Frappuccino sales. 

“New idea, with each Frappuccino graduation Starbucks … partners get payed time half for it. How about it?” posted Twitter user @SeagullDan_.

Starbucks has prolonged affianced to work to better employees’ lives, with advantages such as giveaway college fee and an importance on baristas being a partial of “something bigger.” With baristas’ angst in a epoch of a Unicorn Frappuccino, maybe it is time for those perks to embody a Frappy Hour bonus. 

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