As Provincial restrictions have begun to loosen, some businesses are preparing to reopen certain services—Starbucks is one such example.
Starbucks has announced it will be reopening restaurants for walk-in take-out orders. However, all in-café seating, including patio seating, will remain closed.
These changes will be in effect for two thirds of Starbucks across the country as of this weekend (May 30).
These new changes, dubbed grab-and-go, will allow customers to walk into a Starbucks and order at the counter, then pay using any method—even cash.
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Additionally, customers will be able to order and pay using the Starbucks app and then pick it up from the designated handoff area at their chosen location.
Further, Starbucks will be implementing strict safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and ensure both employees and customers are safe.
These changes include:
- When a customer walks into a cafe to order at the counter, they will notice floor markers and signage directing them where to stand to remain physically distant.
- There will also be a plexi-shield at the POS as an added barrier to protect partners and customers.
- All partners will wear facial coverings and adhere to Starbucks safety measures.
Moreover, Starbucks has announced it will be opening in-café seating and patio seating on a community-by-community basis, which will be dependent on recommendations from local leadership, health authorities, and provincial governments.