Starbucks is making its first coffee shop here in San Francisco, opening its first one next month in the Mission District.
The Seattle-based coffee chain has made an effort to diversify its footprint in the Bay Area, offering its popular lattes and iced teas to customers who might not normally shop for coffee.
But San Francisco hasn’t been known as a coffee-centric city.
That could change this year.
The first Starbucks in San Fran.
The coffee chain opened a coffee shop on the ground floor of a former McDonald’s.
The chain has expanded its footprint and expanded its offerings.
The first Starbucks store in San Jose was in the historic Mission district in 2015.
Read moreThe San Francisco Chronicle reported that the chain plans to add an additional 10 locations in the city this year, bringing its total to nearly 1,500.
The chain also is looking to expand its coffee shop presence in New York City, where it has stores.
Starbucks has a franchise program in the borough, with two stores in the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
The first location opened in Brooklyn in February and the first store in Queens is slated to open later this year in Queens.
Starbucks is also planning to open a new location in the Bronx, where the chain will open two locations this year and a third one in 2018.
The company plans to open an additional 100 stores in California in the next year.
In New York, the company plans three locations in 2018 and one in 2019.