Starbucks Reopens Stores in NYC, Nationwide [VIDEO]

Coffee giant Starbucks is reopening its New York City stores and most locations across the country. The company moved to a drive through only model to keep customers and staff safe in late March and April.

The New York City stores will include pickup only with socially distanced lines on the exterior of the store. Customers can place orders through Starbucks app and select delivery apps only. Stores are not taking cash.

Baristas are also wearing masks and gloves while handling orders.

“As we are navigating this dynamic global environment together, we will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our partners and customers while we support local health officials and governments in containing the virus,” Kevin Johnson president and CEO of Starbucks said prior to temporarily closing stores during the pandemic. “We are a resilient and enduring company by staying true to our Mission and Values with a purpose that goes beyond the pursuit of profit.” 

The recent Covid 19, coronavirus pandemic has rocked the food and beverage industry causing massive revenue losses, closures and service changes to a delivery only model over safety concerns nationwide.

Watch video of the reopening design of a Starbucks store in Washington Heights below.

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