Starbucks, the largest and most dominant coffee chain in the world opens its largest store in the world in Chicago. Accordingly, the Chicago Roastery would include the coffee shop’s artisan bakery concept, Princi. According to reports, the Chicago store opens on November 15, 2019.
Currently, in Tokyo, Japan holds the title of the world’s largest Starbucks store. At 32,000 square feet, it caters to more than 3,000 customers every day. However, once the Chicago Roastery opens this November, it would eventually grind down the Tokyo Reserve for the title. Notably, the Chicago store features four stories of coffee experience and would cover more than 43,000 square feet in size. Currently, the location figures in the city’s Magnificent Mile neighborhood.
According to reports, the new Starbucks Roastery in Chicago would feature the company’s artisan bakery concept Princi. Notably, Princi’s line of products would complement the Starbucks line of drinks and libations. In particular, Princi products include bread, pastries, and pizza, among others.
Starbucks Chicago to Feature Local Culture
Eventually, Chicago’s newest Starbucks will feature other products aside from the traditional drinks. Accordingly, the store will feature brews and concoctions exclusive to the location. Additionally, these brews are expected to be Chicagoan by nature. Can you imagine Starbucks offering a Chicago Deep Dish to go along with your Caramel Macchiato?
According to a 2017 release by the company, the Chicago Roastery “bring(s) coffee craft to life by offering multiple brewing methods, specialty Reserve beverages, and mixology”. The new flagship store expects to employ more than 200 people once it opens.
Headquartered in Seattle, Starbucks is the largest coffee chain in the world. Currently, it has more than 28,000 locations across the globe, with multiple flagship stores on different continents. According to a 2018 report, each store caters to at least 500 customers every day. Additionally, the report also says that 750 customers are expected to flock each Starbucks store by 2020.