Speaking at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, founder of the Starbucks Foundation, Howard Schultz, announced a total of $3 million investment in China by the Starbucks Foundation spanning three years, including $1.5 million to the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), following his meeting with Hu Qili, Chairman, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation.
While tipping has never been a customer expectation in the limited-service restaurant industry, some chains have implemented gratuity options with their new, higher-tech point-of-sale systems, like counter payment terminals or mobile apps. But not every brand is certain whether tipping is appropriate in the category.
Together, a U.S. Marine sergeant and a Seattle Seahawks player realized how much they have in common as they discussed their career paths.
Military veteran Jamel Felix has been learning about job opportunities within Starbucks, and Seahawks defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith was among seven players who spent some free time over the past few weeks job shadowing people in various departments at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle.
In March of 2014, Starbucks and Disney teamed up to open the first company-operated Starbucks location at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. Now, another Starbucks will open at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.
The nearly 4,000 square foot store is a new venture in the collaboration between the two brands.
Like the melodic tune of a mythical fish-tailed woman luring in unsuspecting sailors on the open ocean, the siren of Starbucks’ famous logo beckons the masses toward a promise of quality, of familiarity, of a ubiquitous yet iconic American coffee experience. Part muse, part marketing tool, she sings of an experience upon which a quick-serve empire was built and continues to grow.
Frappuccino Happy Hour returned to Starbucks May 1–10. Customers can visit a participating Starbucks store from 3–5 p.m. to enjoy half-priced Frappuccino blended beverages, any flavor and any size. From May 6-10, My Starbucks Rewards members can enjoy an extended Frappuccino Happy Hour until 6 p.m. when paying with a registered Starbucks Card.
There are many ways to customize a Frappuccino blended beverage at Starbucks. Guests can select from a variety of milk or soy and choose any combination of syrups or toppings to create a beverage that is uniquely yours.
Starbucks announced the launch of its 4th annual Global Month of Service, with Starbucks employees, customers, and community members once again coming together to help contribute more than one million community service hours per year by 2015. This program supports the advancement of Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals, which were designed to help make communities stronger through ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.
Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO of Starbucks, and Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, today announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to co-create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. Beginning April 29, Teavana Oprah Chai will be sold in Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S. and Canada, with Starbucks making a donation for each product sold to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to benefit educational opportunities for youth.
Keurig Green Mountain Inc., a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages with its brewing technology, and Starbucks Coffee Company announced amended terms to the companies’ existing five-year agreement.
With more quick-serve players jumping into the morning daypart, breakfast traffic continues to surge. A new report from The NPD Group, a global information and advisory firm, shows a 3 percent gain in sales during the morning meal across the whole restaurant industry in 2013.