Starbucks says 'no updates' on Doncaster drive thru as 'coming soon' sign appears

Coffee giant Starbucks says it has ‘no updates’ on plans for new drive thru stores in Doncaster – despite a sign appearing on one of the town’s busiest roads announcing the imminent arrival of a branch.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:13 pm
A sign announcing a new Starbucks has appeared on Wheatley Hall Road.

A hoarding with the message “Starbucks Drive Thru Coming Soon!!,” accompanied by the firm’s famous green and white mermaid logo has appeared on Wheatley Hall Road.

An additional sign says that the units will be ‘available 2021’ and are being advertised by Newcastle development firm Howie Property.

However, a spokesman for Starbucks said that it currently had no plans regarding the proposed development.

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A spokesman said: “We are always looking for new locations and opportunities to bring the Starbucks experience to customers in the UK, but at this time we have no updates to share about plans at Doncaster.”

The firm already has a branch in Doncaster’s Frenchgate Centre as well as an outlet at Doncaster railway station.

Last summer, the firm submitted plans to Doncaster Council to build a new branch on Water Vole Way in the Balby area of the town.

In recent years, the Wheatley Hall Road area has undergone significant development and transformation with the building of a mixed use housing and retail development on the site of the former McCormick tractor plant, known by many as the old International Harverster and Case site.

Last year, a drive thru branch of Costa Coffee opened alongside the road while construction is also underway on a new branch of Burger King which is set to open later this year.