The world’s biggest coffee chain, Starbucks, has confirmed it will be opening an Australian cafe in 2020.
The chain, which has more than 1,500 stores in the UK, said the cafe will open in Melbourne’s CBD next year, in time for the Victorian Government to approve its new $20m redevelopment plan.
The Australian Coffee chain’s Sydney headquarters in Sydney’s CBD (ABC News) “Starbucks Australia is committed to supporting Melbourne’s redevelopment in a manner that benefits all stakeholders, including the community, businesses, the environment and our employees,” the company said in a statement.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our Australian colleagues and guests to the CBD, which is an exciting and exciting time for Melbourne, the state and its people.”
Starbucks’ Melbourne store (ABC) The Melbourne branch will open at the same time as Starbucks Australia’s Australian headquarters, which will also open at a later date.
“Starbucks Melbourne is the next step in our commitment to the region,” the Australian chain said.
“With over 50,000 Australian employees, we have a strong presence here and our Melbourne store will be the place to go if you’re looking for a great coffee experience and are passionate about local, organic, sustainable and local produce.”
This is the second Australian cafe Starbucks has opened in Australia, following a launch in New South Wales in January.
Starbuck’s Melbourne cafe, located in the city’s CBD, is the third Australian Starbucks store to open in the last year.
In 2016, Starbucks opened a branch in the Adelaide CBD, where it opened an Australian branch in 2018.
Australian coffee chain Starbucks (ABC/Twitter) The company said the Melbourne cafe would feature a full menu, and offer a range of breakfast and lunch services.
Its Australian branches have been around for decades, and it has more locations in the United States than any other coffee chain in the world.
But the Melbourne location will be Starbucks’ biggest yet.
Australia has one of the world, and the world has one, Starbucks said.
“We are thrilled to have opened a new location in Melbourne and look forward to a strong partnership with the Melbourne community,” the chain said in the statement.
More:Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said the company would look to expand its Melbourne branch.
“The city’s vibrant culture and hospitality is something we have been committed to for a long time and it’s one we are committed to continue expanding,” Schultz said.
He said the move to the Melbourne CBD would make the company’s Sydney Australian franchise, which opened in 2018, “a better fit for our Melbourne customers”.
“It will enable us to offer a wider range of Starbucks coffee services and our commitment is to support the redevelopment of the CBD,” Schultz added.