The Dobbin Road Starbucks is getting ready to move to other side of the road this spring. The manager recently told me that the new location, next to Chick fil A, will open on March 23rd.
She also told me that the new store will actually be smaller than the existing Dobbin location. It looks like its going to get even harder to find a seat than it is now, if that’s possible.
“We are going to a drive thru though,” she added.
Oh yeah, that. Despite the increasing push back against drive thru service, the drive thru window remains extremely popular with fast food retailers. According to this article by Karl Taro Greenfield in Business Week, fast food restaurants expected to do over $150 million in sales last year with 70 percent of that business coming through the drive in window.
Starbucks is also going to 24 hour service in some locations but there are no plans for that at the new Dobbin store, not yet anyway.