Starbucks is catching on to a major trend in the food and beverage industry, and it may be a major boost to the world-famous coffee chain. The company is expanding their delivery service in collaboration with Uber Eats. Starbucks now delivers in San Francisco, and is expected to expand the delivery program to other major US cities, before launching a new test program in London.
The delivery service has shown signs of success in several US cities. In Miami, the initial test saw high demand and repeat business throughout a single day. To have Starbucks delivered to your doorstep, you need to download their app and be in one of eleven American cities currently offering the service. Most of Starbucks’ standard menu items are available for delivery.
The larger food and beverage industry has been transformed by mobile applications that offer delivery services. Countless companies have launched their own apps for food and beverage delivery, but apps like Uber Eats and Foodpanda have standardized the delivery process. Uber Eats reported over $3 billion in profit in 2017, and the broader food and beverage delivery industry is set to skyrocket as more establishments embrace it.