A coffee shop in Washington has been luring customers with its very controversial unique selling point — a bikini dress code for staff.
Bikini Beans Espresso, which also has branches in Arizona, employs baristas to make coffee in bikinis or underwear, while some have opted for just strategically-placed stickers to preserve their modesty.
The shop, owned by entrepreneur Carlie Jo, has been a huge success, earning a five-star rating on Yelp and tens of thousands of followers on its social media accounts.
On its website, the coffee chain proudly proclaims: “As the first bikini barista shop in Arizona, we want to empower women to be, and feel good about, themselves.”
Unsurprisingly, the business model appears to be most appealing to men, with several taking to the Facebook to compliment its beautiful staff.