PHOENIX – Starbucks is making it even easier to get your morning coffee with new pick-up only stores.
The coffee corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson is planning to launch this idea starting with one store in Manhattan, New York according to Bloomberg.
Pick-up stores will carry on the existing mobile ordering technology. The only difference is the store where customers go to get their drink will only be preparing other online orders instead of taking in-person orders.
“What we’re using Starbucks Now for, and what will be Starbucks pick-up stores in the U.S., is to blend them in where we have dense urban areas where we have a lot of Starbucks third-place cafes,” Johnson told an interviewer at the Bloomberg’s Chicago bureau.
The idea behind a third-place cafe is that it creates a relaxed place away from home and work, another area you can call your own. However, the pick-up stores will differ from this idea and are not expected to have seating or tables available for customers to lounge in at the cafe. The main priority is speed.
Johnson told Bloomberg he plans to open other pick-up stores in other cities such as Boston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. There is no word yet on if they will be coming to Arizona.
Forget crazy long lines and waiting forever for your name to be called. Soon, you will be able to order your coffee early and pick it up in minutes.