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The coffee business goes to the drive-thru

Giants like Starbucks and Domino’s are building more drive-thrus while regional drive-thru chains have exploded. And consumers are flocking to them.

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Starbucks opts not to require worker vaccinations

The coffee giant, which earlier announced plans to require vaccines or tests, is now encouraging inoculation after the Supreme Court killed the federal mandate.

As the omicron variant continues to spread, everyone from small independent restaurants to McDonald’s either cut hours or reduced their services.

Three more stores in Buffalo, N.Y., will vote at the end of the month on union representation. In all, organizing activities are underway in about 25 stores.

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The coffee giant is delaying the expiration of its “Stars” for loyalty members through April 1 amid continued challenges due to omicron.

While the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates, the state is mandating compliance, starting Feb. 24.

The company said that it would spend $1.5 billion with suppliers owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The coffee giant spent nearly $800 million last year.

A second store has unionized, and a vote on organizing starts at a third on Friday.

The coffee giant will “strongly encourage” its employees to get vaccinated by Feb. 9. Those that don’t will have to pay for their own tests.

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