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And they serve coffee too


June 14. It seems like only yesterday that the Pizza Hut on West Catawba Avenue was churning out pies, but first thing Friday morning, a full-service Starbucks complete with casual seating inside and a drive-up window outside will be open for business.

The 3,237 square foot Starbucks is one of the largest drive-up Starbucks in the country, replacing the now-closed store on One Norman Boulevard at West Catawba.

The new location capitalizes on morning commutes into points south from the west side of town.

​Yummy menu items include breakfast biscuits served all day as well as lunch items like a chicken wrap and a tomato and mozzarella panini, not to mention baked goods and Frappuccino blended beverages. If calories are no object, a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino weighs in at 490.

Oh, and there’s actual coffee too. 

The iconic $22 billion (revenue) coffee retailer has found drive-throughs produce more revenue than stores without them. Starbucks has been transitioning to full stand-alone facilities, where they can offer a wider range of food and services, as well as additional seating and drive-throughs.

​And in other news, t​he ​CEO of the ​Seattle-based coffee company ​announced he is planning to take the summer off instead of running for President of the United States.

​His name is ​Howard Schultz​.​