Ellen DeGeneres Has a New Take on World's Largest Starbucks Opening in Chicago

The world’s largest Starbucks is coming to Chicago, but it appears the world's smallest Starbucks has already opened... at the home of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

DeGeneres talked about Chicago's big opening set for November, noting that the massive four-story, 43,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery will be debuting soon. 

"They're only going to have one barista," she joked. 

The timing, she said, worked out well considering the smallest Starbucks in the world just opened at her studio. She then showed video of a single barista in a small room at her set. 

"They have everything a real Starbucks has," she said. 

DeGeneres continued the joke by placing a mobile order before the barista begins shouting for "Allen" instead of Ellen. 

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is scheduled to open Nov. 15 on the Magnificent Mile. 

The grand opening will begin at 10 a.m., according to the company, which says the roastery will feature "an immersive experience dedicated to roasting and brewing small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffee from around the world."

According to the company, the roastery will be the sixth of its kind, joining other roasteries in Milan, New York, Seattle, Shanghai and Tokyo. 

It will be the third roastery to open in the U.S. behind the flagship Seattle location, which opened in 2014.

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