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Dumb Starbucks doesn't amuse health department

 
Dumb Starbucks doesn't amuse health department
Posted February 11th, 2014 @ 4:15am

The joke is at least temporarily over for the coffee shop known as "Dumb Starbucks" after it was shut down by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday.

Apparently, the parody coffee shop made the mistake of operating without a public health permit, which officials don't think is a laughing matter.

On Monday it was also revealed that Comedy Central's Nathan Fielder is the person behind the shop. He revealed that he plans to open his second Dumb Starbucks in Brooklyn, New York soon and in a video posted on YouTube, he claimed that parody laws allow him to use the familiar name and logo without legal consequences.

Earlier Monday, about 300 people were standing outside the store, braving two and a half hour wait times to get in for their free cup of coffee and pastries.

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