Starbucks announced today that it was opening 1,500 more stores in the U.S. over the next five years. For some this means more places to buy coffee, for others it means 1,500 more places to find free Wi-Fi.
As difficult as it may be to believe, there are still parts of the United States that lack a Starbucks. (trust me, the closest to me is 90 miles) It appears that the gigantic coffee seller is going to do something about that, and according to USA Today, it announced at its most recent investor day that it would be opening another 1,500 locations over the next five years through out the U.S. Canada, South America and China are also prime targets for further expansion.
While many people see Starbucks’ locations as a place to get a hot cup of Joe, others see them as havens for free Internet access. So we see this as 1,500 more free Wi-Fi locations opening up across the U.S. over the next five years, and we’re all for that.
[via USA Today]