Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on Wednesday detailed how the espresso chain plans to function U.S. cafes. because it strikes to reopen “a big quantity” of shops subsequent week. Roughly half of Starbucks’ U.S. company-operated places are closed. Those who have remained open through the pandemic have had drive-thru solely service, Johnson stated on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Road.” Johnson stated Starbucks plans to have over 90% of its company-operated U.S. places open by early June.As cafes reopen, Johnson stated they may start to supply cellular ordering for pickup.”And on this pickup, we’ve a contact-less handoff that is on the entryway,” he stated. “And in different instances, we have cellular order for drive-thru.” Cell order additionally might be expanded for curbside pickup, he stated. And in sure cities the place it may be finished safely, to-go ordering may very well be supplied, he added. “We’ll start there. What shoppers are searching for are experiences which can be protected, acquainted and handy,” Johnson stated.A pedestrian carrying a protecting masks walks previous a quickly closed Starbucks espresso store within the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Monday, April 27, 2020.Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesJohnson’s feedback got here in the future after Starbucks reported fiscal second-quarter earnings. The corporate noticed same-store gross sales fall 10% because the coronavirus pandemic intensified and warned of a rocky third quarter forward. Shares of Starbucks had been down round 2% on Wednesday to roughly $77 every. The broader market was greater following optimistic information on a possible Covid-19 remedy from Gilead Sciences. Johnson stated he’s assured that U.S. shops may have the capability to deal with the modified service, noting that to-go orders made up a considerable share of its pre-Coronavirus enterprise. “All we have finished is simply type of modified the best way that they order by means of cellular ordering and the pickup,” he stated. Johnson stated Starbucks will carefully monitor localized knowledge on Covid-19 instances, utilizing it to find out whether or not it will possibly additional modify service in sure places to supply restricted in-store seating, for instance. “It is going to take a while for a vaccine or the suitable therapies to be out there for Covid-19, so we’ll be within the monitor-and-adapt section whereas that occurs,” Johnson stated.