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Starbucks Remains Most-Expensed Restaurant
Starbucks Remains Most-Expensed Restaurant
April 17, 2015
By analyzing vendors, expense amounts and satisfaction ratings, we compile our quarterly SpendSmart™ Report to illustrate the most up-to-date trends in corporate travel. These insights help organizations plan travel and entertainment (T&E) budgets, evaluate T&E policies, and choose vendors that best fit their needs. We recently released our ninth SpendSmart™ Report (for 2015 Q1), in which the findings are notable though very consistent with the last eight quarters. For over two years, Starbucks has reigned as the most expensed restaurant across all meal categories. And for every quarter since 2013, Starbucks has been the most frequently expensed vendor—by a large margin—in the breakfast category. The data comes as no surprise, as Starbucks offers business travelers a host of benefits: familiarity, consistency, ideal business hours, caffeinated drinks, a place to work with free Wi-Fi, portable breakfast and lunch options, a customized app with mobile payment capabilities, and lo...

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