Company officials say work on a huge new Starbucks Coffee Co. manufacturing plant in Augusta remains on schedule for an early 2014 completion date. More than 140 workers will be employed at the Starbucks site in Augusta Corporate Park. The Seattle-based coffee company is the first to locate in the industrial park.
Customers will soon be able to buy beer and wine at three Starbucks stores in the Atlanta area. The city of Roswell Thursday granted Starbucks an alcohol license for a store there. Beer and wine will also be available at two locations in Atlanta.
Starbucks Corp. says it will stop using a red dye in its drinks that is derived from crushed bugs. The Seattle-based coffee chain said in a blog post on its website Thursday that it made the decision to reformulate its drinks after feedback from consumers prompted a “thorough” evaluation.