The world’s largest coffee chain, Starbucks, has opened its first store in the United States, and is hoping that its coffee tastes will compete with the best on the market.
The coffee chain announced Tuesday that it is opening its first Starbucks store in New York, where the chain will have around 2,000 employees.
Starbucks said the new store will open to the public on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.
The new store is expected to have “the widest selection of beverages in our portfolio and offers the best prices and convenience,” the chain said in a statement.
Starbucks’ first store is the first to open in the U.S. since it launched its first brick-and-mortar store in London in 2009.
The chain’s initial store in Seattle opened in January 2018.
According to the company, its U.K. stores are expected to sell about $30 million worth of drinks, with the first store expected to be able to sell around $10 million worth per year.
The U.C.L.A. campus in Irvine, California, was the first U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food and Agricultural Organization (FAA) World Food Programme (WFP) food-security training site to open a Starbucks store.
The site will serve up to 1,000 workers, including Starbucks workers.