Starbucks Mobile Order app lets Android users cut queues in the UK

Starbucks has doubled the number of stores offering pre-payment to 300 as part of expansion plans

Android users will no longer have to wait in line for their morning latte.  Starbucks has now extended its Mobile Order and Pay service for coffee to Android devices.

The coffee giant introduced mobile pre-pay for iOS users in London in 150 stores last October.

Starbucks has doubled the number of stores offering pre-payment to 300 as part of expansion plans.

The app lets customers pre-order hot and cold drinks and food from homes or work, then skip the queue when collecting their coffee.

Starbucks estimates that the new service could save UK customers 15 minutes per coffee.

The app will be available across the UK including Edinburgh, Glasgow Manchester, Birmingham and London.

The UK expansion coincides with an international roll-out in Canada and follows the nationwide roll out in the US last year.

Mobile pre-pay came in on October 1 in the UK on International Coffee Day.

According to Ian Crana, vice president of marketing, the app has seen high demand and is the “newest”, “fastest” and “most innovative” way to buy coffee on the go.

“Our customers can skip the queue by placing and paying for their order before they get in store – ideal for those rushed days when every minute counts and you don’t think you have time to stop for coffee,” he said.

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