In an effort to help you get your coffee faster and increase your laziness, Starbucks just announced it's rolled out its new mobile ordering system to 3,400 stores in 21 states throughout the Southern and Central US. Translation: flat white orders made while lying flat.
Starting Tuesday, you can place (and pay for) your order from your phone before swinging into a Starbucks to pick it up. So, instead of listing your insane Frappuccino order to an actual human and holding up the line, you can save everyone time but putting in your ridiculous coffee permutation on the Starbucks app, picking it up when you get there, and getting the hell out of dodge. And Starbucks.
The coffee giant first launched mobile ordering in its Portland-area stores late last year and gradually expanded to other Pacific Northwest markets. With the rollout, the service is available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California (South and Central), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming -- or half of its company-operated stores in the US, according to the coffee purveyor. More states are on the way this year, as part of its national roll out.
Now just be careful not to butt-Starbucks-order.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and loves the idea of skipping the line. Lines suck. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.