Starbucks is Reopening in Shanghai
As the city of Shanghai gradually recovers from its strict COVID restrictions, Starbucks, American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves is reopening.
The city lifted its 2-month long lockdown barely 72 hours ago and so far, Starbucks has reopened about 600 of its 940 stores in the city or Shanghai, according to a Starbucks spokesperson Jaime Riley.
As expected, employees “are eager to be serving customers, reconnecting with their local communities, and contributing to the city’s gradual return to normalcy,” Riley said, adding that “we are also working with the local authorities to gradually resume indoor dining as soon as possible.”
Shanghai, China’s biggest city has come under lockdown from March up until this week when it was relaxed. The lockdown left tens of millions of people confined to their home, which brought businesses in several sectors to a standstill.