Starbucks 'Pay It Forward' Chain Lasts for 378 Cars
Florida drive-thru keeps it going for 11 hours
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2014 12:40 PM CDT
The goodwill chain at a Starbucks drive-thru lasted 11 hours.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Newser) – Customers at a Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Fla., kept a "pay it forward" chain going for 11 hours and 378 cars yesterday, reports the Tampa Bay Times. It began about 7am, when a woman paid for the order of the car behind her, and that driver did the same, and on, and on, and on. The spirit got so infectious that Bay News 9 talks to drivers who paid for two cars in the rear or ponied up for gift cards if nobody was behind them. It ended about 6pm, when a woman said thanks, but no thanks, when informed what was happening. (A Starbucks in Connecticut has the Florida mark beat.)

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Sep 24, 2015 7:19 PM CDT
Pay it forward LMAO! All these morons managed to do was make some rich guy richer.
Aug 25, 2014 9:18 AM CDT
Don't let corporate find out they only served 378 cars in 11 hours!
Marcus Marcus
Aug 24, 2014 10:53 AM CDT
White people are sooooo lucky. Sigh!!!!