Good news, Starbucks fans: Starbucks is expanding their mobile ordering service nationwide! By the end of the month, not only will mobile ordering be available to Android users, but it will also exist for all Starbucks locations in the United States, if all goes according to plan. And what a delicious plan it is!
Starbucks first began experimenting with giving some customers the ability to order ahead with the Starbucks app in fall of 2014, and then expanded it throughout the Pacific Northwest in March of 2015. By June of this year, they had made the service available in over 4,000 stores. But even though the company didn't expect to make it available everywhere until the end of the year, the company now says that mobile ordering will be possible in all U.S. Starbucks stores by the end of September. And as an added bonus, the app that lets customers skip the line and put their orders in ahead of time will now be available not just for iPhones, but for Android devices as well.
Basically, no matter who you are or where you live, you will soon be able to order yourself a pumpkin spice latte with just the push of a button. Drink up!
The whole thing is pretty awesome. After all, the worst part about a trip to Starbucks (or to any coffee shop, really) is always waiting in the line. But now, you can skip the line altogether and place your order while on your way to the store, or while holding down one of the coveted tables by an electrical outlet — no more standing in line required.
If you can believe it, though, an even more exciting development might be on the horizon, too: Starbucks is theoretically going to start testing out a delivery option in Seattle and New York sometime this year, too.
Welcome to the future, guys. It seems to have plenty of coffee.
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