The Prime Minister is hailing the news that global coffeehouse chain Starbucks has revealed plans to create up to 5,000 jobs over the next five years as it ramps up its drive-through business in the UK.
According to a statement from the Company,it wants to expand the number of drive-through branches in the UK from nine to 200 and around half of the drive-throughs will be operated under licence by petrol forecourt retailer Euro Garages, which mainly operates in the north of England.
Kris Engskov, managing director of Starbucks UK & Ireland, said the expansion plans would particularly benefit young jobseekers as half the chain's baristas are under 24 years old.
Downing Street has welcomed the announcement saying it was a "great boost to the British economy".
A good reaction from Diana Johnson MP on twitter to the news
The PM is celebrating 5,000 new Starbucks jobs. With all due respect, jobs paying just above Minimum Wage don't replace 3,000 lost at #BAE.
Mine's a grandee Latte