Scantily-clad "bikini baristas" in Washington spark state battle


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Scantily-clad "bikini baristas" in Washington spark state battle

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"Bikini baristas" --employees that serve coffee wearing little to nothing -- have been a growing trend to perk up coffee sales.

But in Washington State, there’s a movement afoot to crack down on scantily-clad servers at drive-through coffee shops.Most coffee huts sport workers wearing revelaing bikinis. Some like Bare Beans Expresso wear just pasties over their nipples. According ABC News, Sarah Birnel, a former coffee shop owner who owned three Spokane bikini barista stands in 2013, said her sales doubled after adding half-naked women to the mix.

And it’s not just half dressed women. There’s an all-male drive through coffee shop called “The Banana Hammock,” for example.

Not everyone is happy about the saucy staff. There have been protests and petitions and appleas to council members. But so far nothing has worked.

Also safety is a growing concern after a female barista last week succumbed to injuries she received in a freak propane explosion at her stand.

Apparently, workers don't mind the work. One male barista told Zagat:

“The way we perceive ourself isn’t sexual…the way we perceive ourself is very professional. We don’t treat it in a sexual manner.”



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