For at least the next two weeks, Starbucks stores are closed to walk-in orders and take-out, both across the US as well as in the UK. The coffee chain’s decision went into effect March 20 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. However, you can still buy your venti extra-hot oat milk hazelnut latte with extra foam and other Starbucks menu items through drive-through and delivery.
This is Starbucks’ latest measure to limit the spread of the respiratory disease known as COVID-19, which is responsible for over 13,000 deaths worldwide. On March 6, Starbucks stopped filling customers’ reusable cups and on March 15 it began temporarily shutting retail stores and shifting to a to-go model in the US and Canada. Starbucks will continue to pay employees for the next 30 days, even if they stay home.
Here’s how to find a Starbucks drive-through and delivery service near you.
Starbucks drive-through windows
While you can’t walk into a Starbucks store to order or pick up your drink, you can get it from a location with a drive-through window. Roughly 60% of all Starbucks stores in the US have a drive-through option, according to a company representative.
You can either order ahead on your phone’s Starbucks app or order when you get to the drive-through.
To find out where your closest Starbucks Drive-Thru location is, consult the store locator website, which will zero in on your location, or search the Starbucks app. Once you open the app, tap Stores, then Filter (in the top right corner), and select Drive-Thru. Then tap Show stores.
Delivery apps and services
In January, Starbucks announced a partnership with Uber Eats to bring delivery to 49 markets across 33 US states. There’s even a dedicated Starbucks mini site within UberEats.com where you can check if delivery exists in your location.
Here are some delivery sites that will bring Starbucks menu items to your doorstep. You’ll need to check your area for eligibility and delivery fees may apply. During the coronavirus outbreak, we recommend tipping your delivery driver more.
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Find the exceptions to the rule
Although most of the country’s Starbucks coffee shops are closing, a smattering of shops will remain open. “Some exceptions will be made for those cafes serving in or around hospitals and health care centers in our efforts to serve first responders and healthcare workers,” Starbucks wrote in the statement published online.
Non-Starbucks operated stores
It isn’t clear if Starbucks stores that aren’t operated by the company — but which use its name and products — are still be open for take-out orders, for example Starbucks shops in hotel lobbies. If you’re nearby one and jonesing for a cappuccino while practicing safe social distancing, it could be worth checking just in case.
Remember that if you do leave the house during the coronavirus crisis, take these 10 practical precautions to help avoid the virus. Stay up to date on the latest news through phone alerts, and keep from feeling lonely with these seven ways to connect with community while you’re staying at home.
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The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.