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Starbucks is to resume around 150 branches across the UK for takeaway and drive-thru

Starbucks is to resume around 150 branches across the UK for takeaway and drive-thru
STARBUCKS is preparing to reopen about 150 of its UK stores from this Thursday but only for drive-thru and takeaway orders. The coffee chain will reopen branches on May 14 although customers will have a limited menu to order from. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1 Starbucks reopening…

STARBUCKS is preparing to resume about 150 of its UK stores from this Thursday however only for drive-thru and takeaway orders.

The coffee chain will reopen branches on May 14 although clients will have a minimal menu to order from.

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 Starbucks reopening stores from May 14

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Starbucks reopening shops from May 14 Credit: Alamy

The statement follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out the “first careful steps” of easing the coronavirus lockdown

However, rival coffee chains consisting of Pret a Manger and Costa Coffee have actually already started resuming stores for takeaways and drive-thru orders.

Starbucks says it’ll be serving a “near-complete” range of beverages including lattes, cappuccinos, iced coffees, teas and frappuccinos.

But food will be more restricted, with the coffee huge providing a menu “concentrated on our most popular products”.

As soon as shops resume, customers will be usage drive-thru lanes to buy beverages and food, or the Starbucks app.

Customers waiting to order or collect will be asked to wait in a designated location where a two-metre distance from other people can be kept.

Starbucks is asking consumers to only go to shops once their order is prepared – the coffee chain has likewise validated it’ll be incredible collection times to avoid crowds outside resumed shops.

The company does not charge additional to utilize its app, which is also complimentary to download.

In addition, customers can purchase by calling their regional shop.

In line with the most recent government guidance, we’re working to reopen our shops in a safe and responsible way. From 14 th May, we’ll begin a phased resuming throughout Britain, starting with Drive Thru locations and select takeaway-only shops.

— Starbucks UK (@StarbucksUK) May 11, 2020

To keep staff safe, brand-new safety measures will be in place including routine hand-washing for a minimum of 20 seconds, two metre social distancing and screens at payment locations.

Starbucks will only be accepting contactless payment methods just.

Clients are being asked to examine the online shop finder tool to see if their regional branch is open.

The coffee chain made the statement in an update today, May 11, and says it suggests 15 per cent of its branches will be open in some capability by the end of the week.

Starbucks, which has just under 1,000 stores in the UK, revealed it would be momentarily closing stores on March 20

Starbucks said: “As has actually held true since the onset of the outbreak, we continue to make every choice with the security of our partners (staff members) and customers as our greatest priority.

” With the easing of restrictions allowing more travel on roadways, start 14 Might we will start a phased reopening of Starbucks drive-thru locations across the UK as well as a handful of takeaway-only shops.”

The Sun has asked Starbucks for a full list of resumed shops and we’ll update this article when we know more.

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We’re likewise examining if consumers can order via Uber Eats.

It comes after fast food retailers, such as Hamburger King, Five People and KFC, have reopened their drive-thru websites.

Greggs has also resumed a “small number” of outlets – but only in Newcastle.

Starbucks is evaluating delivering coffee through UberEats in London

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