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Dumb Starbucks shut down because nobody was clever enough to get a health permit

We bet they couldn’t spell our names on those dumb coffee cups either.

DUMB BY NAME, dumb by nature?

Dumb Starbucks hit the headlines when it opened its doors in Los Angeles on February 7th but just 4 days later it’s back in the news for a very different reason.

ABC7 Eyewitness News was in the area this morning and came across a notice of closure on the coffee shop’s door.

It seems somebody forget to apply for a health permit. What an absolute joke, eh?

Well, as it turns out, the whole thing was a joke in the first place.

The Los Angeles Times reports Comedy Central star Nathan Fielder revealed that he was the one behind it all during a press conference outside the shop on Monday.

The comedian’s series, Nathan For You, sees him giving rather odd advice to businesses that are struggling to cope: Season 2 just so happens to be hitting screens rather soon.

Source: Dumb Starbucks

Variety says Fielder told the press that the LA shop would be open until Friday February 14th, and claimed a second Dumb Starbucks would pop up in Brooklyn some time soon.

And as for Starbucks? Well, as a spokesperson told The Huffington Post:

We are evaluating next steps and while we appreciate the humor, they cannot use our name, which is a protected trademark.

Guess those New Yorkers might not get their hands on their dumb coffee after all.

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