Published: 11:37, 08 November 2021
| Updated: 13:28, 08 November 2021
Coffee lovers can now get their fix at a new drive thru Starbucks.
It has opened at the Sandwich Discovery Park and offers the chain's usual array of beverages and food.
Fifteen new jobs have been created with the opening of the new store, which was granted planning permission in 2019.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark its opening day, with vouchers offering free hot drinks handed out to nearby residents.
It has been opened by the EG Group, which runs petrol stations across the UK and the whole of Europe, as well as fast food chains.
Lara Cartwright, Starbucks brand manager at EG Group, said: "We are excited to open our new store in Sandwich and look forward to welcoming the local community.
"The team will continue to closely follow the latest guidance from both the government and health authorities to keep everyone safe."
The store has a contemporary design, offering customers the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and relax while enjoying free wi-fi, while those looking to recharge on the go can use the drive thru lane.
Starbucks offers a 25p discount to all customers who bring a reusable cup when purchasing a drink.
The new store is located in Montagu Road and open from 6.30am until 9pm, Monday to Friday, 7am until 9pm on Saturday, and 8am to 8pm on Sunday.
Earlier this year, the EG Group submitted a planning application to open a drive thru restaurant at the same business park.
The planning documents did not reveal which chain could be opening in the proposed eatery, but the firm already operates hundreds of KFCs, Burger Kings, Subways and Greggs, as well as Starbucks and petrol stations.