The world’s biggest Starbucks is coming to Chicago.
Ahh, Starbucks. Home of all things good and pure in this world. PSL’s, warm buttery croissants, cake pops, and frappuccinos. It truly deserves its own museum or its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But until that day, the news of the new massive Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago will have to be celebration enough for all of us coffee stans.
Chi-town will be the third U.S. city to house a Reserve Roastery, following only NYC and Seattle, where the company was created and headquartered. The reserve will be the largest Starbucks in the world, spanning 43,000 square feet across four stories of prime Chicago real estate. The Reserve Roasteries offer customers a chance to experience the Starbucks process unlike ever before, with extensive menus, more baristas, on-site roasting, and tours of the facilities. The location also boasts a full kitchen, cocktail bar, and interactive experiences.
The massive coffee house will open November 15th and will hire over 200 employees to fully staff the roastery. The jury is still out on whether or not the baristas will be intentionally misspelling names or not, but either way, the experience seems nothing short of incredible.
This will be the fifth Reserve Roastery worldwide, with international locations in Milan, Shanghai, and Tokyo.