Just because Starbucks closed all its US stores to walk-in customers until at least April 3 doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your venti iced caramel cloud macchiato with extra drizzle. Many locations are open for drive-thru (we show you how to find them below), and the chain has partnered with several delivery companies that will bring coffee and other menu orders direct to your door. Just don't forget to .
Starbucks temporarily shut its over 10,000 US shops to foot traffic on March 20. The cafes are also closed in the UK and other countries affected by the . We'll update this story when we learn if Starbucks will reopen stores in early April, or extend the temporary closures.
Here's how to get your fix until Starbucks stores reopen their doors.
Starbucks drive-thru windows
While you can't walk into a Starbucks store to order or pick up your drink, you can get it from a location with a drive-thru window. Roughly 60% of all Starbucks stores in the US have a drive-thru option, according to a company representative.
You can either order ahead on your phone's Starbucks app or order when you get to the drive-thru.
To find out where your closest Starbucks Drive-Thru location is, consult the store locator website, which will zero in on your location, or search the Starbucks app. Once you open the app, tap Stores, then Filter (in the top right corner), and select Drive-Thru. Then tap Show stores.
Delivery apps and services
In January, Starbucks announced a partnership with Uber Eats to bring delivery to 49 markets across 33 US states. There's even a dedicated Starbucks minisite within UberEats.com where you can check if delivery exists in your location.
Here are some delivery sites that will bring Starbucks menu items to your doorstep. You'll need to check your area for eligibility and delivery fees may apply. During the coronavirus outbreak, we recommend.
Find the exceptions to the rule
Although most of the country's Starbucks coffee shops are closing, a smattering of shops will remain open. "Some exceptions will be made for those cafes serving in or around hospitals and health care centers in our efforts to serve first responders and health care workers," Starbucks said in a statement.
Non-Starbucks operated stores
It isn't clear if Starbucks stores that aren't operated by the company -- but which use its name and products -- will still be open for take-out orders, such as Starbucks shops in hotel lobbies. If you're nearby one and jonesing for a cappuccino while practicing, it could be worth checking just in case.
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