Employees are seeking adequate staffing at their store.
The five-unit franchise wants 100 locations by 2027.
The move is the latest leadership shakeup since founder and interim CEO Howard Schultz re-entered the fold in April.
On the cusp of franchising, the fast casual expects 100 stores by 2025.
She helped the fast casual become the first restaurant to hit 1 million TikTok followers.
With the help of a new digital-only prototype, the fast casual wants to double its urban footprint.
Playing in two beverage segments is providing major runway for growth.
A recession could be ahead, meaning less brand loyalty and more opportunities to attract new customers with enticing value and promotions.
The initial goal is to sign 25 franchise agreements before the end of 2022.