Moby dick chain
It's the largest coffee house in the world, but Starbucks may have had a very different story had one of its founders had his way. Writer Gordon Bowke, who co-founded the company in , originally wanted to name the company Peqoud, after the doomed whaleship in Moby-Dick. Luckily, his business partners settled on the name of the ship's first mate instead. Global: Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 17, stores in 50 countries, including over 11, in the U.
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Moby-Dick is a whaling novel by Herman Melville. While some characters only appear in the shore-chapters at the beginning of the book, and others are captains and crewmembers of other ships, the majority of the characters are crewmembers of the Pequod. The following is a list of the characters. Ahab is the tyrannical captain of the Pequod who is driven by a monomaniacal desire to kill Moby Dick, the whale that had maimed him off the coast of Japan during a previous whaling voyage. He's the main protagonist of the novel. Ishmael, the only surviving crewmember of the Pequod , is the narrator of the book, but not the main protagonist.
Did you know Starbucks got its name from Moby Dick?
It is named after a restaurant in Tehran which was right near the American Embassy during the Pahlavi's time; that restaurant was permanently closed after the Iranian revolution in He opened a small sandwich shop in in Bethesda, Maryland, serving a few Middle Eastern dishes. He changed to a Persian menu and added a clay oven in It was called Moby Dick, apparently because the owner really liked the book.
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