Starbucks is planning to add beer, wine and food such as savory snacks and hot flatbreads to the menus in four to six outlets in both Atlanta and Southern California.
The world's biggest coffee chain started selling those items at a Seattle cafe in October 2010. Five stores in the Seattle area and one in Portland, Oregon, now offer the extended menu.
Late last year, Starbucks announced similar plans for five to seven Chicago-area cafes by the end of 2012.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)