Starbucks Could Go Mobile or Drive Thru Only Due to COVID-19
Some of the 31,526 stores world wide could possibly be closing seating areas and restricting service to mobile and drive-through orders.
Johnson said "This means that as we navigate this dynamic situation community-by-community and store-by-store, we may adapt the store experience by limiting seating to improve social distancing, enable mobile order-only scenarios for pickup via the Starbucks app or delivery via Uber Eats, or in some cases, only the drive-through will be open”
He also said closing stores should be a last resort, even though a Seattle area location was briefly closed earlier this week because one of the baristas tested positive for the coronavirus. 13 employees were self-quarantined, and the store was re-opened the next day. If your daily caffeine fix is at Starbucks, stay tuned.