Attention Starbucks lovers! Soon you won’t even need to step inside of a Starbucks in order to get your daily coffee fix. The internationally known and beloved coffee chain is the latest restaurant chain to partner with Uber Eats, a food delivery app, in order to allow customers to purchase drinks and food from Starbucks and deliver it to them wherever they are.
The new delivery service is being rolled out in the last week of January and is expected to be tested fully in six major cities in the United States before a nationwide launch later this year. The chosen cities are Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Starbucks has previously tested this delivery service in Miami, with promising results.
Partnering with the Uber Eats app will allow Starbucks to offer about ninety-five percent of its entire menu to customers. So, almost all coffee, pastries, cold drinks, snacks and more will be available for delivery, with a promise of everything ordered being delivered within thirty minutes.
In order to keep coffee hot during this thirty-minute window, Starbucks has created “packaging solutions,” which are ways to keep coffee hot using insulation during the Uber Eats car ride. This is expected to boost Starbucks sales across the United States, as many people with busy schedules are expected to use the service on a regular basis.
Uber Eats will also benefit from this arrangement financially, as each delivery will include an additional fee of two dollars and forty-nine cents in order to book the delivery. That means that the price of two dollars and forty-nine cents will be added to your total on top of the coffee you order. It’s a small price to pay for the convenience of having your order delivered right to your door.