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Are You Boycotting Gloria Jeans?

Old Jun 16th 2012, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
Most of them in Melbourne & Sydney also closed - except the ones in touristy spots. It largely survived in Qld though.
Homophobia and racism will always survive in Qld
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 8:07 am
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According to Starbucks Australia website, there are 9 in NSW, 8 in QLD and 5 in Vic. Oh and it's GJs that's having the homophobic problems not Starbucks. Starbucks is just truly shite coffee, whereas GJ is just shite but with homophobic issues.

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Old Jun 16th 2012, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
According to Starbucks Australia website, there are 9 in NSW, 8 in QLD and 5 in Vic.
Qld wins by a mile then! (per capita)
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 8:10 am
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Qld wins by a mile then! (per capita)
In which case Brisbane wins hands down, four of them are there.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 9:14 am
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Im a regular at my local GJ simply as in Darwin there a very few places where i can enjoy a latte with good company. The staff at my local branch are very freindly and they know my order and if my husband is with me know my order with out me saying anything. I find there coffee to be cheaper and nicer than coffee club which is the only other coffee place close to me. However when i have been to GJ in either the city or down in palmastone their coffee is not as nice , though the staff are just as freindly.
I dont think of them as being a franchise i just think of them being my local where the boss is a lovely yorkshire lass. Two of the other members of staff who are very freindly but look scary with piercings and tattoos (male and female) go out of the way to make you feel important.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 11:26 am
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I thought it was Coffee Club that supported bikie gangs?
You're right. Now I'll have to keep boycotting both of them.
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 11:27 am
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Cup of tea anyone
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 11:46 am
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Cup of tea anyone
A good point. Whatever happened to the nation's favourite drink?
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Old Jun 16th 2012, 12:46 pm
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Have had a couple of cups at GJs, the first we won in a competition, the second we were travelling and they were there where we stopped, coffee was ordinary.

Someone did rave to us about Wild Bean which I think might be connected with BP Service Stations, never tried it, anyone any ideas. We are not big coffee drinkers but will have one now and again, even McDonalds doesn't taste too bad to us.
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Originally Posted by NigelWaring View Post
Have had a couple of cups at GJs, the first we won in a competition, the second we were travelling and they were there where we stopped, coffee was ordinary.

Someone did rave to us about Wild Bean which I think might be connected with BP Service Stations, never tried it, anyone any ideas. We are not big coffee drinkers but will have one now and again, even McDonalds doesn't taste too bad to us.
Maccas coffee is surprisingly good. Not great but not bad. Significantly better than Starbucks or GJ although that doesn't mean a huge amount.
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Originally Posted by Bermudashorts View Post
Since arriving in Australia, Mr BS has always said to me that we should not go to Gloria Jeans for reasons stated in first post. So I have never been.

I like Starbucks coffee anyway.
I'm a long time Gloria Jeans boycotter as well...it is not hard given the coffee and the nail in the coffin was when I found out they are owned by prominent Hillsong members/managment who ran the discredited Hillsong group Mercy Ministries. Their treatment of the young women in their care demonstrated the morals of an alley cat.

Gloria Jeans franchisee's were even required to have a Mercy Ministries collection box on the counter of every store: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business...0418-smn9.html

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Old Jun 18th 2012, 7:49 pm
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I'm a long time Gloria Jeans boycotter as well...it is not hard given the coffee and the nail in the coffin was when I found out they are owned by prominent Hillsong members/managment who ran the discredited Hillsong group Mercy Ministries. Their treatment of the young women in their care demonstrated the morals of an alley cat.

Gloria Jeans franchisee's were even required to have a Mercy Ministries collection box on the counter of every store: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business...0418-smn9.html
I'm not a frequenter of these mass market coffee-shops at all, and know little about them, apart from observing the masses that wander through the CBD every day with cardboard cups held out in front of them like the Holy Grail. Having seen now that at least one of these places is associated with Hillsong I can now see the connection! They've been persuaded that their cardboard cup IS the Holy Grail!
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
I'm not a frequenter of these mass market coffee-shops at all, and know little about them, apart from observing the masses that wander through the CBD every day with cardboard cups held out in front of them like the Holy Grail. Having seen now that at least one of these places is associated with Hillsong I can now see the connection! They've been persuaded that their cardboard cup IS the Holy Grail!


I'll have what he's having:

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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
I'm not a frequenter of these mass market coffee-shops at all, and know little about them, apart from observing the masses that wander through the CBD every day with cardboard cups held out in front of them like the Holy Grail. Having seen now that at least one of these places is associated with Hillsong I can now see the connection! They've been persuaded that their cardboard cup IS the Holy Grail!
Yes polly we already know they don't sell cider
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Originally Posted by fish.01 View Post
I'm a long time Gloria Jeans boycotter as well...it is not hard given the coffee and the nail in the coffin was when I found out they are owned by prominent Hillsong members/managment who ran the discredited Hillsong group Mercy Ministries. Their treatment of the young women in their care demonstrated the morals of an alley cat.

Gloria Jeans franchisee's were even required to have a Mercy Ministries collection box on the counter of every store: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business...0418-smn9.html
So they join my other list of things to boycott by reason of religious ownership, ie Sanitarium foods. (Mormons)
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