Even a Board-of-Supervisors-sized smackdown last year hasn't stopped Starbucks from wiggling into the embattled Richmond District. The behemoth coffee slingers vied to open a new store at the corner of Fifth and Geary but thanks to newly-passed chain store regulations and a 4,000-strong petition against the proposal, the Board of Supes voted 9-1 against the shop.
But like a wounded animal clinging to life against the bigger, badder predator (McDonald's in this case), Eater SF reports that the chain:
“had the audacity to sneak a kiosk into the Safeway store at Cabrillo and Eighth. And without the proper permits, no less!”
— Brian Bernbaum