What makes Starbucks amazing is not only their signature Coffee blends but the efficiency with which baristas churn out drinks. Thanks to their Six Sigma techniques, they have been able to reduce unnecessary processes thus reduce preparation times. However, even with machine like efficiency they get a lot of traffic during rush hours resulting in long lines hence wait times drawing some of their clientele away.
The good news however is that Starbucks might have found a work around. Though only available for Portland users at the moment, users can now use the Starbucks iOS Mobile app to order their favorite drink not having to wait in lines. So users can just breeze in to an outlet and pick up their caramel latte and marble pound cake.