As the US reopens business, Starbucks says it plans to have more than 90% of its locations open — with adjusted operations — by June 1.
Starbucks will begin opening stores next week, executives said on Tuesday. However, the stores will look very different than pre-COVID-19 coffee shops. Most stores will not even allow customers inside, with customers picking up their orders at the door or via drive-thru.
Starbucks closed more than half of its stores in the US and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing on March 20 that only drive-thru locations would remain open. Locations with drive-thrus shut their interior areas, resulting in an average sales decline of roughly 25% per location, according to executives.