Starbucks stores will reopen from Thursday, something sure to thrill fans of the coffee company. It will open with a new menu – the organisation has said.
One hundred and fifty of the stores will open on Thursday.
The number is around 15 percent of the brand’s UK stores.
These will most be drive-thrus.
However, there will be a “handful” of takeaway-only Starbucks open.
Coffee will only be available to go, and only card, contactless and app payments will be accepted.
There will be a limited menu – however, fans are assured the most popular items will be available.
Starbucks said: “All stores will be serving a near-complete beverage menu, with everything from Lattes to Cappuccinos, Iced Coffees and Teas to Frappuccinos.
“Food will also be on offer but with a slightly more restricted menu, focused on our most popular items.”
The shop will also be offering free drinks to NHS workers.
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The store said: “As a small gesture of gratitude for everything NHS workers have and continue to do, we’re offering a free Tall beverage of their choice at our stores.”
Starbucks said it has been “learning, testing and refining our operational standards every day”.
Those who would like to check which stores are open can use Starbucks’ store locator on its website.
McDonald’s is reopening its stores too, in recent news.
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The fast food chain is set to open 15 restaurants this week.
In a statement on the website, McDonald’s CEO Paul Pomroy wrote: “The last few weeks have been difficult for all of us and I hope you, your friends and your families are staying safe.
“We are very grateful to those of you who have taken a moment to share messages and stay in touch.
“When we return it will be different as we all adjust to this new normal. I want to apologise in advance if our first wave of reopened restaurants does not serve your area.
“Rest assured, we are working hard to reopen more restaurants, but I am adamant this must be at the right pace with the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and customers front of mind. Thank you for your patience.
“Slowly, but safely we will return to towns and cities across the UK and Ireland and thank you for your continued support as we work through this crisis.”
The full list of McDonald’s stores opening is here.
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