Costa Coffee reopens 75 more shops with another 58 to open next week
22nd May 2020

COSTA Coffee has reopened 75 more shops this week and it plans to reopen a further 58 next week.

It brings the total number of Costa Coffee shops currently reopened in the UK to 145 after the coffee chain reopened 70 stores over the past four weeks.

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Of the stores reopening this week, Costa Coffee says all 75 are drive-thrus, while the 58 reopening on May 28 will also be drive-thrus.

This means all of Costa's drive-thrus will have reopened by the end of May apart from a "small number" operated by Roadchef, which won't reopen until June.

Costa Coffee temporarily shut all of its 2,700 stores on March 23 due to coronavirus, even though it was allowed to stay open for takeaway orders.

The reopened stores that aren't drive-thrus are split between a mixture of takeaway stores and delivery stores.

At the takeaway outlets, customers are allowed to enter the store and order and collect a coffee to takeaway.

Stores will, however, only be accepting cashless and contactless payments.

Meanwhile, at the takeaway stores, customers aren't allowed into the shops – they instead have to order coffees to their home via Uber Eats.

There is no minimum delivery spend but you'll need to pay a delivery fee of £3.50 per order.

We've asked Costa for a full list of reopened stores and we'll update his story as soon as we hear back. We've also asked if a full menu will be available given many retailers reopening are only offering limited menus.

Costa Coffee says all its workers are provided with protective equipment, including masks, and have to follow strict social distancing guidelines.

Staff will also be expected to wash their hands and work surfaces every 30 minutes as a minimum.

Use Costa's store locator tool to find your nearest or check if you can get a delivery via Uber Eats.

Costa Coffee is one of many food and drink chains that have reopened recently, including KFC and Burger King.

We've rounded up the shops and food chains that have reopened including B&Q and Nando's – see the full list.

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