starbucks_orderStarbucks is giving its iPhone-toting patrons a new option for visiting their stores…they can use an app to order and pay for their drink before they’ve even arrived at the store. When they show up, it’s ready (or close to ready)…no more standing in what can be a very long line at times. This is being offered in Portland, Oregon, only right now as a beta test, but Starbucks plans to roll it out on a city by city basis throughout 2015 (and eventually, add the feature to its Android app). It’ll be interesting to see how this evolves…it’s a pretty big change in the fast food retail experience.
Read more over at Wired.