A familiar-looking coffee shop has opened up in Los Feliz, Calif. — except this one is called "Dumb Starbucks."
Everything at the bizarro coffee shop is similar to the real Starbucks, with menu items like a "Dumb Iced Caramel Macchiato" and a "Dumb Green Tea Frappuccino." A big difference? The drinks are all free.
The shop, which has two employees who said they applied over Craigslist, had lots of actual Starbucks products, and, a BuzzFeed reporter noticed, plenty of snacks like biscotti that customers aren't actually allowed to take.
There are also CDs like "Dumb Norah Jones" and "Dumb Jazz Standards" stocked next to the nonfunctioning cash register.
Visitors lined up around the block and waited for hours to get a chance to go to the Dumb Starbucks.
Social media posts from The Office star Rainn Wilson and Community showrunner Dan Harmon helped to boost the profile of the art installation-cum-coffee shop.
"Waited for 2 hours to get this dumb chai tea at @DumbStarbucks"
Better get over to the Dumb Starbucks soon — it's anyone's guess on how quickly the massive corporation will manage to shut it down.
Update - Feb. 10, 10:50 a.m. ET: Starbucks told USA Today that it is "evaluating next steps" regarding the parody of its store.
"We are aware of the store. It is not affiliated with Starbucks. We are evaluating next steps and while we appreciate the humor, they cannot use our name, which is a protected trademark," Starbucks reps said in an email.
Update -- Feb. 11, 10:50 a.m. ET: The Dumb Starbucks has been shut down after comedian Nathan Fielder came forward and took credit for the prank.
Fielder hosts a show on Comedy Central called Nathan For You. Yesterday, the Dumb Starbucks was shut down by the Los Angeles Health Department, but Fielder said he plans to open another cafe in Brooklyn.