A western coffee shop company is under fire for their scantily clad waitresses. Apparently, the cleavage has their customers standing up and begging for buttermilk.
Bikini Beans Espresso is a coffee shop chain with branches in Arizona and Washington where patrons can have their favorite coffee prepared and served by beautiful women wearing bikinis, g-strings or just three strategically-placed stickers.
Thanks to its attractive dress code, Bikini Beans Espresso has become hugely popular, especially among its male clientele. But despite encouraging sales, impressive 5-star ratings on Yelp and thousands of followers on social media, Bikini Beans Espresso has its fare share of critics, most of which claim that the mandatory dress code of the staff is degrading for women.
Carlie Jo, the owner of the Bikini Beans Espresso venue in Washington, also agrees that the barely-there attire is empowering women, not objectifying them. “Women everywhere have the right to vote, to be gay, to be successful community leaders and business owners, or even run for president! We have the right to work with grace, confidence and dignity, regardless if it’s in a business suit, scrubs, or a bikini,” she said.
I’ve gotta be honest here; this entire story is a big nothingburger, since bars and restaurants have been employing scantily-clad women for decades. This may have been a big deal in 1985, but it’s 2017. Basic cable networks have shows which drop F-bombs, show partial nudity, and broadcast more cans than a beer distributor. Get over yourselves, people.