Today, the first Starbucks express store in Europe opens in London’s major business hub, Canary Wharf. Featuring an open layout, the new store offers a walk-through experience and a streamlined menu served at speed via an early order point, allowing customers to order, pay and pick-up even faster.
Designed for customers on-the-go who want high-quality Starbucks products, coupled with the efficiency that comes with knowing what they want, the store offers a warm, welcoming environment with the barista and customer at its heart. Design features include textures of complementary natural wood and marble.
The streamlined menu focuses on high-quality brewed coffee, signature espresso beverages and a selection of popular food items including breakfast sandwiches, all displayed on digital menu boards which rotate throughout the day. For customers who choose to order ahead, Mobile Order & Pay is also integrated.
The London launch follows the successful express format store openings in New York, Toronto and Chicago. Rhys Iley, vice president operations, Starbucks Europe, Middle East & Africa, said: “We recognise some of our customers, and especially busy commuters in Canary Wharf, are moving at pace and need fast, efficient and high quality service whatever the time of day. We’re excited to bring this unique store format to the UK, the first time for Starbucks outside of the US and Canada. This follows the digital innovations we have rolled out to improve convenience for customers.
“The new express format is the latest in our evolving store portfolio, which aims to meet the needs of our customers while keeping our baristas at the heart of the customer experience.”
The store will be open seven days a week: Monday–Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., from Saturday: 8.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Sunday 8.00 am – 7.30pm