WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Starbucks is closing some of its store seatings and is now opting for a “to go” model in the United States and Canada.
- Customers though couldn’t hang out in the cafe anymore, can still make their orders through the drive-thru, Starbuck’s app, or at the counter.
- The cafe had already taken measures to curb the virus in its stores by constantly disinfecting the area, and banning the use of mugs and glassware, and use of personal cups.
Starbucks in Northern America: the United States, and Canada, is closing its store seatings to give way to a “to go” model where customers can still enjoy their coffee by ordering through the Starbucks app, through the drive-thru, or at the counter. The move is following the cafe’s concern over COVID-19. The “to go” model will last for at least two weeks.
Starbucks’s Executive Vice President and President of U.S. company-operated business and Canada, Rossann Williams sent a letter to all partners in the United States, saying, “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.”
Williams added that some stores that are in “high social-gathering locations” like in school campuses, and malls will be also temporarily closed.
She continued, “Every community’s needs are incredibly different. We want to make sure we play a constructive role by taking responsible actions, in partnership with the CDC and local public health authorities, so we can continue to do what’s right for our partners and customers.”
With 15,000 stores in the United States and 1,600 in Canada, Starbucks had taken measures to curb the virus in its stores by constantly disinfecting the area, and banning the use of mugs and glassware, and the use of personal cups.
Source: Fox News