Starbucks Corp. is launching a number of smaller, express-style stores, featuring reduced beverage and food menus, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The express stores will integrate the company’s digital payment and mobile ordering systems to speed up service.
Starbucks aims to capitalize on the strength of its drive-through stores, which make up about 40% of its U.S. company-operated locations. The drive-throughs have higher sales growth than stores without drive-through service, the company told the Wall Street Journal.
Starbucks also said it plans to open at least 100 new stores in the next five years dedicated to its Starbucks Reserve small-batch arabica coffee line.