Starbucks Is Bringing Back Pumpkin Spice Latte, Expanding Curbside Pickup

July 30, 2020

If you love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, this might be your lucky day.

USA Today has confirmed that Starbucks' popular seasonal drink will appear on menus by the end of September. While they didn't reveal the official date, last year the PSL returned on August 27th.

The outlet also confirmed that the coffee giants plans to expand curbside pickup to as many as 1,000 locations.

The news comes as Starbucks disclosed revenue went down 38%in the most recent quarter due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

However, the company remains hopeful.

“We believe the worst is behind us,” Chief Financial Officer Patrick Grismer said.

Due to the pandemic, 70% of stores in the United States do not allow interior seating, urging employees to introduce curbside service.

Different parts across the country are already accustomed to wearing face coverings inside Starbucks cafes and elsewhere in public.

The coffee giant made it a nationwide mandate for customers to wear face coverings at their 9,000 company-owned stores in the United States starting on July 15th.

Those who refuse to wear masks can get their orders via curbside pickup, drive-thru, or using the Starbucks app, the company said.

To prioritize the health of their employees & customers, the mandate will affect about half of the company’s 18,000 stores.

“This decision was based on a growing number of government mandates requiring individuals to wear facial coverings while in public as well as guidance from the CDC and other public health officials and partner feedback,” a representative for the company said.

In April, Starbucks began making it mandatory for employees to wear face coverings as part of broader safety guidelines implemented amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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