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How to Cut The Line at Starbucks—And Get Away With It!

And no, this isn’t a joke.

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How to Cut The Line at Starbucks—And Get Away With It!

And no, this isn’t a joke.

I have a confession: Every morning before work, I weigh the pros and cons of standing on the 10-minute Starbucks line. Though there’s arguably no better way to start the day than with a delicious cup of ‘bux, if I wait on the mile-long line I’ll be late for work.

C’mon, admit it—you’ve had the same exact dilemma at one point or another. Well, thanks to a new feature on the Starbucks mobile app, you won’t have to choose between your squeaky-clean attendance record and a caffeine fix ever again. The 'Order & Pay' feature allows you to view the entire Starbucks menu from your phone, place your order, pay and tip your barista and then select the store where you’d like to pick up from. When you arrive, you can head right to the pick-up counter, tell them your name, and you’re good to go!

To ensure you don’t have to wait once you arrive, the app keeps you updated on your order’s progress. You'll receive countdown notifications as your order is being prepared and a final alert when everything is ready to be picked up. As a bonus, the app also provides a running calorie count so you can change up your picks if they’re not quite as healthy as you anticipated. (Hint: All of these 12 Nutritionist-Approved Starbucks Orders are solid picks.)

Mobile Order & Pay recently launched nationwide in over 7,400 stores. Check your app to find out which locations near you are offering the service.