DoorDash will soon begin delivering Starbucks food and beverages in all 50 US states company announced in a blog post. The service will initially roll out to Northern California, Texas, Georgia and Florida before expanding to the rest of the US in March.
The partnership will allow users to place orders using the DoorDash app instead of the Starbucks app. Starbucks says it will make about 95 percent of “the core menu” available through the service and let customers customize their orders as if they were using Starbucks’ own app.
While DoorDash started delivery first Starbucks products last year, the program was limited only to select cities, including Atlanta, Houston, Sacramento, Seattle, Portland and New York City.
Starbucks says it will use “stickers” on drinks to prevent spills on the ride to your house, along with “delivery-specific cup holders” (although I’m not sure how well that will hold up with hard braking and tight turns). DoorDash also makes sure to highlight the costs you may incur when ordering your favorite Starbucks drinks through the app (since other companies like GrubHub handle complaints about “hidden” charges). DoorDash says you can get free delivery and the “lowest” service cost on orders of $12 or more with a DashPash subscription; otherwise you may have to pay for both.