Coffee giant Starbucks is expanding its delivery services to Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks, in addition to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York, the company announced on Tuesday.
In the fall, Starbucks experimented with the delivery services in Miami. In partnership with Uber Eats, an on-demand food delivery app, the service will be offered at a quarter of the company’s 8,000 stores across the country. There is a booking fee of $2.49 for using the delivery service with each order.
“We know we have untapped customer demand for Starbucks Delivers in the U.S. and starting today, we’re expanding our best-in-class experience to our customers both in and out of our stores,” said Roz Brewer, group president and chief operating officer for Starbucks said in a press release dated January 22.
“We’re building on key learnings from past delivery pilots and by integrating our ordering technology directly with Uber Eats, we’ve unlocked the ability to bring Starbucks to customers for those times when they’re not able to come to us,” Brewer added.
Starbucks Delivers can be accessed by D.C. residents via Uber Eats mobile app. The delivery time is 30 minutes for almost all available menu items.
Over the next few months we’ll be rolling out Starbucks Delivers to select stores in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC. If you’d like to see Starbucks Delivers in your city, let us know at https://t.co/SPH9PuUUvR.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) January 22, 2019
Jason Droege, Vice President and Head of UberEverything, said that at Uber Eats, they’re always looking for new ways to offer people the widest selection of food they love. “That’s why we’re so excited to deliver Starbucks fans their favorite food and beverages in a way that’s as easy as requesting a ride,” said Droege.
“Be it breakfast delivered straight to the soccer field or afternoon lattés to the office, we know this partnership will delight our customers.”
Starbucks Delivers will be made available in seven U.S. cities this spring.