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May 31, 2024

Starbucks opens 1st drive-thru-only location in Orlando area, more new stores under construction

As seen on Orlando Business Journal 

Coffee powerhouse Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) has opened two new stores in Central Florida — including one that represents a first for the market — in addition to five more new locations in the construction pipeline, Orlando Business Journal has learned.

The newly opened stores are both in Seminole County, with a new location open at 3645 Aloma Ave., in unincorporated Seminole County between Oviedo and Winter Park, and the other at 3764 S. Orlando Drive, in Sanford.

According to Alex Bisbee, a commercial brokerage advisor for Insite Real Estate Inc. in Orlando who does tenant representation for the coffee chain in Central Florida, the new Sanford location is the first drive-thru-only Starbucks in metro Orlando. The 1,400-square-foot prototype eschews the chain’s typical interior cafe space in favor of a smaller building footprint and larger drive-thru infrastructure on the property.

In addition to those two stores, Bisbee confirmed five additional Starbucks locations that are currently under construction:

  • 4300 Alafaya Trail, south of Oviedo and adjacent the University of Central Florida
  • 410 Myrtle Street, in Longwood
  • 4115 Town Center Blvd., in Orange County’s Hunters Creek area
  • 7589 Narcoossee Road, northeast of Orlando International Airport
  • 13350 Hartzog Road, in Horizon West — the second Starbucks in the Flamingo Crossings area

“Central Florida remains a very high performing market for Starbucks,” Bisbee said. “We see a significant horizon for continued new store openings.”

Executives for Starbucks were not immediately available for comment on the expansion plans.