|Starbucks coffee shop in Seattle. (AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS)
When it comes to business expenses in the US, it seems that Starbucks is the most popular fueling station for employees, according to a travel and expense management company.
In a recently released report from Certify, employees expensed nearly 21,000 transactions at the coffee shop retailer with the green and white logo, with bills averaging $7.54.
While Starbucks fueled many a business meeting with assorted caffeinated products and snacks, the next most popular dining destination for employees was none other than McDonald's, which raked in about 12,420 transactions averaging $6.73, followed by Subway, which recorded 8,627 transactions.
Average bills there clocked in at $11.88.
And though Panera Bread recorded just over 5,100 transactions, average check prices were highest at the bakery café chain, ringing in at more than $19.
Rounding out the top five most expensed restaurants in the US was Burger King, with about 4,100 transactions, averaging $8.45.
The report also tracked the most expensed airlines, hotels, rental car services and cities. The top performers included Delta Air Lines, Hilton Hotels, National Car Rental, and the city of Chicago.