Starbucks is dipping its toe into the burger business, with plans to open a location of its La Boulange chain that caters to the dinner crowd.
Starbucks Corp. has continued to report healthy sales gains, even as others in the fast-food sectore have struggled. Its strategies have included price hikes, getting people to sign up for its loyalty program and the rollout of an array of new items, including breakfast sandwiches, salads and bottled juices.
The company had been getting rid of the slices that came in banana, iced lemon and pumpkin flavors as part of a staggered rollout of its pricier new baked goods. In their place, Starbucks offered what looked like miniature loaves that cost $2.45, an increase of 20 cents.
Starbucks says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to “thousands of select stores” over the next several years, although it didn’t provide details on an exact timeline.
A drink called the Oprah Chai will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small chain of Teavana tea shops Starbucks recently bought.
Howard Schultz says Starbucks has a long-term target of doubling its market cap to $100 billion.
Starbucks will let customers paying with iPhone app to add gratuities for baristas.
The buzz-generating coffee shop was a publicity stunt for Comedy Central’s Nathan Fielder.
A mysterious shop named “Dumb Starbucks” is serving coffee again in Los Angeles after drawing weekend crowds that waited in a line two blocks long.
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