If you are a coffee lover missing the fresh aroma of your favorite Starbucks store, then we have some good news for you!
After observing closure of all its dining rooms since mid-March due to lockdown restrictions in the USA, Starbuck is considering re-opening select stores from May 4 as a way to bring back some normalcy in the country.
Starbucks executive vice president Rossann Williams posted a note for his employees and partners where he shared the company’s decision to open as many stores as possible from May 4. However, he said that the company will ensure ‘modified operations and high-end safety measures.’
According to Starbuck’s re-opening policy, any employee who doesn’t have pre-existing risks associated with COVID-19 can report back to duty at the selected stores that are chosen to re-open.
The coffee-joint will continue to offer benefits and pay the employees who work extra $3 an hour. But the catastrophe pay will not be applicable to the healthy employees who decide not to work after the stores start reopening from May 3.
Starbucks decision to reopen the stores come as a surprise since most major chains and companies have chosen to stay closed – despite the government urging the businesses to resume some operations with enhanced safety protocols. The company expects to be fully operational by June.
Starbuck will also release its earnings report for the Q1 of 2020 on April 28.
In the chart below, let’s take a look at the states with the most Starbucks stores.
Infographic by: www.statista.com