Popular coffee chain Starbucks is set to open a branch in Corby tomorrow (Friday).
Until now the closest place fans of the American chain could sample their famous frappucino was Cherry Hall Road on the north side of Kettering, with branches also on the A14 between Junctions 8 and 9 and in Wellingborough.
But now a new drive-thru branch is set to open on the old Audiotel site on the Weldon roundabout, just off the A43/Corby Road.
The grand opening is at 8am tomorrow and a post on the Starbucks Corby Facebook page said: “Come down and sample some of our delights and be in with the chance of winning some great prizes!”
Corby residents have shared their excitement at the store’s opening on the page, with many looking forward to drinks such as caramel macchiatos and chai lattes.
Mo Tayab, head of Starbucks for Euro Garages, said: “We’re delighted to open a new Starbucks drive-thru store in Corby this Friday (November 17) at 8am.
“We’ve employed a new store team of 16 and look forward to welcoming in our new customers to enjoy a great quality Starbucks coffee with us in store, or choose to enjoy it on the go.”
The branch is located on the site of a new Euro Garages forecourt, which is the UK’s fastest-growing operator.
Subway, Greggs and Sainsbury’s were also mentioned in a planning application almost exactly one year ago, although the main store being built now looks set to be a Spar.
Other Euro Garage sites often incorporate other big chains inside.
The Spar petrol station on the A14 at Rothwell has a Greggs inside, with the Euro Garage near the Holiday Inn in Kettering also having a Subway.