The strategy was announced out of the coffee giant's first investor conference in China this week, where attendees heard that between 2017 and 2022, about 600 new stores will open a year across the mainland - a figure that will almost double the brand's presence across the country.
Starbucks also said it expects to more than double its operating income in China over the next 5 years, relative to 2017.
Starbucks is looking to leverage the worldwide coffee alliance it recently announced with Nestle in order to provide even more options at home for the consumer in China in the near future, said the company through a prepared statement released at the time the alliance was announced earlier this month.
Revenue for the China/Asia Pacific region in its last financial year was $3.24 billion while its operating income ended at $754.7 million.
Today Starbucks now has around 3,300 stores in China and it aims to increase this to 6,000 by the end of 2022. In China, where the culture of cafes is less prevalent but e-commerce more in use and trend, Starbucks cafes have targeted the market on high quality, luxurious but casual meeting spots.
While same-store sales in the United States have been weaker than expected, strong performance in new stores means the firm is still on track "to deliver USA growth within the targeted range that we've given of high single-digits", Johnson said. Switzerland-based Nestle can now sell Starbucks-branded packaged coffee products in Chinese supermarkets, restaurants and catering operations.
Besides the flagship Starbucks brand, the accord with Nestle includes the brands Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks VIA, Torrefazione Italia and Teavana tea. Mr Johnson said the company has a whole pipeline of innovation in ready-to-drink coffee products. Starbucks has 3.1 per cent.
Currently, 60 percent of transactions in its China stores are through mobile payments.
The growth is helping the coffee chain create 10,000 jobs a year in China.
"The power of our brand in China, the strength and momentum in our business, and the world-class Chinese leadership team give me great confidence in our ability to capture the enormous growth opportunities ahead in this dynamic market", said the company's CEO and president, Kevin Johnson.