Starbucks is aggressively making a play in the growing, $17 billion online food delivery category.
The Seattle coffee giant will roll out its Starbucks Delivers service across the country early next year. Uber Eats will be the preferred delivery provider.
Starbucks currently delivers in just 11 markets as part of a pilot program, but not in Seattle.
The company says about 95 percent of menu items will be available for delivery.
“Partnering with Uber Eats helps us take another step towards bringing Starbucks to customers wherever they are,” says Starbucks Chief Operating Officer Roz Brewer.
The online food delivery category is expected to grow to $24 billion in the U.S. in the next four years. Starbucks’ next earnings report is July 25. Company stock is up more than 40 percent this year.