Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld two city ordinances barring servers from serving coffee while wearing swimsuits or pasties. The decision on Wednesday overturned a previous ruling by a district judge, who ruled that the laws violated First Amendment rights. InEverett, Washington approximately 30 miles north of Seattle passed two ordinances: One expanded the lewd conduct law, the other established a dress code at "quick-serve" restaurants like coffee stands and food trucks.
A bikini barista is a person who prepares and serves coffee drinks while dressed in scanty attire such as a bikini or lingerie. In the United States, this marketing trend sometimes referred to as sexpresso   or bareista   originated in the SeattleWashington area in the early s. Similar phenomena have appeared in countries such as Chile and Japan since at least the s.
Photo Credit: doslives. Deciding on opening a bikini barista coffee stand can be intriguing and beneficial from a business perspective. Starting a bikini barista coffee drive-thru stand has an inherent competitive advantage to other coffee stands: It provides a novel customer experience, generate inherent marketing advantages, and generate higher receipts per sale.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld two city ordinances in Washington state requiring bikini-clad baristas to wear more clothing. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U. The ruling by the San Francisco-based court came in a case brought by Hillbilly Hotties, a bikini barista chain, and several female employees. They sued the city of Everett, Wash.
I had never heard of such a thing and have always been curious about this business model and the baristas inside that little hut. Luckily, a Puget Sound student has the inside scoop on working for a Bikini Barista business and was willing to discuss her experience with the Happy Trail. She requested that for her privacy we use a pseudonym in this article.
Lauren Alison is a barista at Chicka Latte in Seattle. What do you think of the Seattle bikini baristas' tactics? Should there be rules to regulate these coffee shops?
And yet, nearly everyone has an opinion about them. Why are they often such an easy target? I set off to answer these questions and more in two in-depth podcast interviews that I think covers the subject like never before. One thing has emerge to be quite evident for me:.
S tudent Amelia Powell is starting her shift at a drive-through coffee stand on a rain-lashed parking lot in Everett, Washington. A black SUV pulls up. A middle-aged man wearing a baseball cap asks for a 12oz hot chocolate with whipped cream.
District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled an ordinance that attempted to impose a dress code on the baristas was likely vague and violates 14th Amendment equal-protection guarantees since it particularly targeted women. She also found the ordinances likely violate First Amendment protections of freedom of expression. More significantly, perhaps, is that the Pechman found the ordinances likely violate First Amendment protections of freedom of expression. The injunction means the coffee stands can continue to operate while a lawsuit filed by the baristas and their bosses against the city continues.