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See America’s Most Controversial Starbucks

Much of the world is complaining about a new Starbucks in Yosemite. So how atrocious is it? Take a look and decide for yourself.

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Yosemite National Park is 1,169 square miles of pristine granite cliffs, glaciers, and waterfalls. It has mostly avoided the encroachment of corporate America. But now, it’s home to a full Starbucks store.

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Within a week of the store’s opening, over 25,000 people have signed a Change.org petition for Starbucks to close the location. Click through our slide show above to see what they’re railing against.

About the author

Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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