Starbucks plans to reopen as many stores as possible by end of May
April 29, 2020 - 10:45 AM
By the end of May, you may be enjoying a latte in your local Starbucks in Canada.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Starbucks shifted all their cafés to take-out and drive-through only, closing many locations entirely.
The few locations that remained open served as a model for safety procedures and new physical distancing measures, the company said in a media release today, April 29.
Starbucks is now ready to roll out these measures, and are reopening as many of its locations as possible by the end of May 2020.
Starbucks said it will continue to monitor the situation over the next few weeks, making changes in protocols as necessary. This may include reintroducing some services, such as walk-in ordering or curbside pick-up.
“A lot has changed over the last six weeks,” Lori Digulla, president of Starbucks Canada, said in the release. “As we enter this new phase, we know that we can evolve how we serve our customers as restrictions begin to lift and we are ready to continue to be fluid in how we serve our communities.”
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