B-List Actor Bid For Tully’s Wins

Photo Credit:Associated Press
Photo Credit:Associated Press

From The Los Angeles Times:
““I’m thrilled that we prevailed,” Dempsey said in a statement. “From Day One, we have been focused on saving jobs, keeping Tully’s independent and infusing new life and enthusiasm into the company.””

Well good for his company Global Baristas. The bigger question is whether or not they can successfully resuscitate the bankrupt coffee chain. And what does playing a doctor on television have to do with corporate, retail chain know how? The golden halo from McDreamy will fade very quickly.

Did the bankruptcy court rule correctly that his company’s $1.5 million lower bid than the Starbucks and AgriNuture combined bid will be better? At least we know Starbucks knows how to run a coffee chain. A very successfully one at that.

Best of luck to Mr. Dempsey in reviving Tully’s. A competitive marketplace benefits us the consumers. But running a coffee chain may be more difficult than winning over a casting director.

Will a new drink be call McDreamy, Grey’s, Anatomy or a combination of the three?