Starbucks Malaysia plans to open two or three of its premium Reserve concept stores annually.
The brand’s eighth Starbucks Reserve store opened at the end of last month, a 5000sqft flagship at Berjaya Times Square, three years after the first outlet launched at The Gardens Mall.
“We did not anticipate such a strong reception for the new concept store”, said Starbucks Malaysia & Brunei MD Sydney Quays. “We were surprised because a lot of people were interested to learn about coffee and the various ways of brewing.
“This is what inspired us to open more Starbucks Reserve stores. The opening of the Starbucks Reserve Berjaya Times Square amplifies our passion for coffee and our ongoing commitment to continue providing unprecedented coffee experiences and knowledge to the Malaysian community, while fostering a culture of human connection”, he said.
The new rollout schedule aims to cater to Starbucks’ loyal customers’ burgeoning interest in coffee. The brand is planning 30 Starbucks outlets per year including the Reserve venues, as well as regular stores, drive-thrus and small-format stores.