HAMMOND, La. – The first Starbucks opened in Seattle, Wash. on March 30, 1971 by Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl and Gordon Bowker.
The university’s food services provider, Aramark, operates the Starbucks on Southeastern’s campus. They offer a variety of choices such as brewed coffee, espresso-based drinks and cold beverages. Starbucks also offers hot and cold sandwiches, salads and different pastries.
Christina Howard, a Starbucks employee in the War Memorial Student Union said the most popular beverage at Southeastern is a light blended Mocha or Carmel Frappe.
“The blended Strawberry Lemonade is my favorite,” said Howard.
One student found that whip cream was her worst addiction at Starbucks after being addicted to it for five years.
“Many people don’t realize that putting whip cream on their beverages can add anywhere from 50-110 extra calories depending on the size,” said Victoria Wright, a Starbucks fanatic.
Annabelle Hensley, a senior from Hammond, said, “I don’t care how many pounds I gain, I love the caramel Frappe with extra caramel. As far as the pastries, I love the cookies.”
Many visitors make Starbucks a part of their daily routine.
“I come to Starbucks five days a week, twice a day on average,” said Alton Denson, a regular at Starbucks. “I’m wherever a Starbucks is.”