Seattle’s Best Coffee Opens Drive-Thru-Only Location
The company has opened a mini store that will cater to people who are on-the-go and allows customers to see their orders being made.
Seattle's Best Coffee has unveiled a revolutionary new drive-thru and walk-up only location. The mini store is 65% smaller than a typical store at less than 600 square feet, and is aimed at customers who want their coffee on-the-go. The first store debuts in Seattle's SODO neighborhood and will roll out in more markets next year.
The small footprint design allows the baristas to assemble orders more efficiently, and unlocks new options for retail growth in small under-utilized spaces. There is a pedestrian-and bike-friendly walk-up window adjacent to the sidewalk, and a window-wrapped design that allows customers to see their order being made. The menu layout also enables ease of ordering with large product images and line pricing. Jim McDermet, senior vice president and general manager of Seattle's Best Coffee, said: