STARBUCKS said its City and Canary Wharf branches were its busiest in the UK.
They helped to push the coffee chain’s UK revenues up by more than five per cent.
Starbucks’ global net income jumped to $217.3m (£141.3m), or 28 cents per share from the year-ago quarter’s profit of $25m, or three cents a share. Total net revenue rose almost nine per cent to $2.53bn during the first quarter. The sales represent its fourth consecutive quarter of profit.