With five Starbucks Coffee locations in Beverly Hills, it’s safe to say that many residents visit the popular chain.
But soon, your local Starbucks may offer more than coffee, lattes, sweets and sandwiches.
The company began serving wine, beer and premium foods during the evening at some of its Pacific Northwest stores starting in October 2010. Now a handful of SoCal Starbucks will begin offering wine, beer, savory snacks, small plates and hot flatbreads by the end of the year, the coffee giant announced last week. The next locations with the expanded menu have yet to be announced.
"As our customers transition from work to home, many are looking for a warm and inviting place to unwind and connect with the people they care about," Starbucks Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations Clarice Turner said. "At select stores where it is relevant for the neighborhood, we are focused on creating an atmosphere where our customers can relax with a friend, a small bite to eat and a cup of coffee or glass of wine."
In addition to the wine, beer and stepped-up food offerings, some stores plan to also have "flexible seating" to accommodate individuals and small groups, as well as larger parties.
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