As if Starbuck’s didn’t already perpetuate addictions, they are introducing more addictive beverages to their menu: Wine and Beer.
Starting this Wednesday, Starbucks is selling adult beverages at two dozen new locations across the U.S. They are submitting a few 100 more liquor licenses for stores across the U.S. in recent months and is optimistic that it will have many of those stores selling beer and wine by the end the year
“We learned resoundingly that our customers want to come to Starbucks and have a glass of wine or a craft beer,” Rachel Antalek, vice president of concept innovations and Starbucks sommelier to USA Today, “There aren’t that many places to go in the evening where you can go very relaxed, very casual. It’s not loud. You can actually have a small group and hear yourself talk.”
In addition to wine and beer, Starbucks is also selling small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates and truffle mac ‘n cheese.
Next on the menu will be French cheese and charcuterie platters. (Just kidding, but yeah I’m probably right.)