Starbucks reopens Wakefield branches for takeaway coffee

Two of Wakefield's Starbucks stores have reopened for takeaway orders.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 9:38 am

The coffee giant joined thousands of other retailers in closing their doors in March as part of the government lockdown to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

And their Wakefield branches have remained closed ever since.

➡️ 'Chaos' as queue for newly reopened Wakefield Costa Coffee causes long tailbacksBut the chain have now reopened a number of stores for drive-thru and takeaway coffees, including two in Wakefield.

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Two Wakefield branches of Starbucks have reopened to customers. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

The newly reopened stores will serve a "near-complete beverage menu", with some of the chain's most popular food items also on offer.

Staff have been trained in more frequent cleaning and sanitising of surfaces, the company said, and will be encouraging social distancing in store, as well as contactless payments where possible.

They are also offering free Tall hot drinks to NHS staff with a valid badge.

Starbucks' Calder Park and Snowhill Drive Thru's are now open to all customers.

The Trinity Walk store and new City Fields site remain closed at this time.