It may be Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean Starbucks is closed. For all the coffee drinkers out there who need their Starbucks fix, they may be worried, wondering if their favorite establishment is open today … But, have no fear. Starbucks is open. And, it’s featuring some new Fall drinks like the Maple Pecan Frappuccino Blended Coffee Beverage or the Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. Additional beverages offered at participating locations right now include: Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte, Nariño 70 Cold Brew, Teavana Shaken Iced Piña Colada Tea Infusion, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, Red Velvet Cake Crème Frappuccino Blended Crème, Teavana Shaken Pineapple Black Tea Infusion, Iced Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Cinnamon Dolce Light Frappuccino Blended Coffee, Horchata Almondmilk Crème Frappuccino, Maple Pecan Crème Frappuccino, Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino Blended Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Blended Crème, Pumpkin Spice Light Frappuccino Blended Beverage and the Orange Cream Starbucks Fizzio Handcrafted Soda. Also available this Fall are food items including the almond croissants, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin scones, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, and the Vermont Maple Walnut Muffin. And soon, some of the Christmas and other holiday beverages will be available.
So, on what other holidays is Starbucks open this year? Starbucks is open on every single holiday, according to SecretMenus.com, though there may be holiday hours set on certain occasions for specific areas. In September, Starbucks unveiled their new Cold-Pressed Espresso and, according to the company, this will serve as the foundation for a new menu of sparkling beverages.
Starbucks is very committed to our nation’s military services. In 2013, Starbucks committed to hiring at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2018. And, for last year’s Veterans Day, according to CNBC, the coffee company hired more than 8,000 since taking on the commitment. They have also shipped 60 pallets of whole bean coffee and more than 175,000 sticks of instant coffee to our nation’s troops overseas. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently appeared in the news for saying he wants to raise national awareness for veterans and what it means to serve by hiring veterans to recruit more veterans within the company. He told Jim Cramer, “What we need inside Starbucks in the HR group is we need veterans recruiting veterans who understand their language, their challenges, their issues. So the people who are recruiting veterans at Starbucks are the people who have worn the cloth of the nation.”
With today being Thanksgiving, keep in mind that many places are closed. Banks are closed down and there is no mail delivery. This also means that post offices are closed. Many stores and restaurants operate on holiday schedules, while some are simply closed. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 2017 airs on NBC, starting at 9 a.m. ET live and Gwen Stefani is set to make an appearance at the event. Tune in to the annual event to celebrate the holiday this year. Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer are hosting.