STARBUCKS WILL TEMPORARILY CHANGE TO A “TO GO” MODEL IN U.S. AND CANADA STORES
CALIFORNIA (VVNG.com) — Starbucks announced on Sunday it will be temporarily closing some locations and moving to a “to go” model, pausing seating in cafes to help create social distance while accepting orders placed at the register, through the Starbucks app, and in the Drive-Thru.
“As we all know, the situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic and we will continue to review the facts and science and make the proactive decisions necessary to protect our partners, customers and communities,” wrote Rossann Williams, executive vice president and president, U.S. company-operated business and Canada.
Here’s what you can expect:
- We are pausing the use of all seating, including both the café and patio areas
- Customers can still walk up and order at the counter, through the “order ahead” feature in the Starbucks app, via the drive thru and use delivery
- We will have a modified condiment bar in all stores
- You may see modified “order ahead” handoff areas on a store-by-store basis
- Temporary closures for company-owned stores in high-social gathering locations, such as malls and university campuses
- Temporary store closures or reduced operating hours in communities with high clusters of COVID – 19 cases
In accordance with social distancing guidance from the CDC and public health authorities, we are temporarily closing stores in some locations, and moving the majority of our company-operated stores to a “to go” model across the U.S. and Canada. https://t.co/U5M01tcwDL pic.twitter.com/9Y9AD50pPw
— Starbucks News (@StarbucksNews) March 15, 2020