Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original format.
Devout Starbucks drinkers in Dallas-Fort-Worth now have the power to order a caffeine boost from their mobile app and pick it up at a local coffee shop.
Mobile Order and Pay feature in the Pacific Northwest late last year, and Tuesday the company expanded it to 3,400 new stores across the U.S., including ones in North Texas. This includes Dallas, Fort Worth and their surrounding suburbs, according to a Starbucks spokeswoman. Store locations auto-populate based on a consumer's iPhone GPS settings.
The functionality was included as part of an upgrade to Starbucks' app made in mid-June.
Here's how it works:
- In your Starbucks app, click on the "order" option at the top right of the screen.
- Select what you want to eat and drink. Starbucks notes that just like ordering at the counter, drinks are customizable. So feel free to add an extra shot of espresso, make it skinny, etc.
- Then select the store where you'd like to pick up your order. Starbucks will give you an approximate pick-up time as well as directions to the location, if you need it.
- Confirm by clicking "order." The total will be debited from your registered Starbucks Card.
Starbucks will continue rolling out this feature to more stores across America throughout the year, as well as make it available to Android users, according to a press release. A timeline for those was not specified.
In other Starbucks news, the company recently debuted six new wacky Frappuccino flavors that it hopes customers will vote on. There's also a new location in Dallas that our Sarah Blaskovich says is unlike any Starbucks coffee shop you've ever seen.