Turns out not everyone is a McDreamy fan: Starbucks is fighting back hard against actor Patrick Dempsey’s bid to buy the beleagured Seattle-based coffee company Tully’s. Starbucks wants to buy the chain and turn its cafe locations in Starbucks, in what amounts to a kind of scorched earth, smite-thy-enemies “Game of Thrones”-esque end game for the two longtime rivals. McDreamy wants to keep Tully’s chugging along, serving coffee roasted by Green Mountain and allowing for longime patrons to, you know, redeem their gift cards and stuff.
Losers at the bankruptcy auction for the Tully’s coffee shops are asking the court to reject the winning $9.1 million bid from actor Patrick Dempsey, arguing that the “Grey’s Anatomy” star whom Hollywood calls “McDreamy” unfairly charmed auctioneers to win the 47-location chain without putting in the highest bid.
Anyone who’s ever looked into his eyes would understand.
The Seattle Times has gone bango-bonzo bananas with excitement over the possibility of McDreamy calling the “shots” for Tully’s 17 Washington State locations. From an official SeaTimes board editorial earlier this week:
Tully’s was almost killed in the recession. Since October it has been reorganizing under Chapter ...