A new Starbucks drive-thru will mark its grand opening later today (August 26) by offering the first 100 customers free merchandise and other benefits to those that turn up early.
The coffee giants, who have numerous other outlets across the UK, will open its 90th store when the ribbon is cut, and the first drink poured later today on Bridge Street in Blaydon.
Run by 23.5 Degrees, Starbucks first UK franchised business partner, the store will create 20 jobs for the local community and provide commuters with a place to recharge before work.
To celebrate the new opening, the store will be offering free Starbucks reusable cups to the first 100 customers.
The store will also host a live coffee tasting event on the Blaydon Starbucks Facebook page at 11am.
As well as it becoming about the business, the Blaydon Drive Thru will also support the local branch of Maggie’s cancer care charity.
It will help to raise funds and provide complimentary coffee and refreshments for charity meetings.
Check out the new Starbucks store:
Mark Hepburn, 23.5 Degrees managing director, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our 90th store in Blaydon. We aim to provide a convenient place for locals and commuters to grab a coffee or a snack.
“We’re looking forward to getting to know our neighbours and building relationships with the local community and especially the team from our charity partner, Maggie’s.”
Boasting a contemporary design, the new Starbucks offers customers the opportunity to enjoy a handcrafted cup of coffee and relax with the comfortable seating and free wi-fi.
Those looking to recharge while on the go can use the Drive Thru lane, while delivery will also be available to all customers via Uber Eats.
Customers can also order via the Starbucks App, available for iPhone and Android, to order ahead, skip the queue and collect to takeaway.
Starbucks offers a 25p discount to all customers who bring a reusable cup when purchasing a drink.
The new store will open between 6am and 9pm, Monday to Sunday.
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