Starbucks, the renowned coffeehouse chain, has recently opened its sixth drive-through location in India, as announced by a company representative on social media. This new establishment is located in Punjab, specifically in Pathankot, along the scenic Kanyakumari-Srinagar Highway (NH 44).
“We are elated to announce the opening of our 6th Starbucks drive-thru store at Pathankot, Punjab. We can’t wait to welcome you to our newest addition to the brand and provide you the best 3rd place experience as always,” said Aayush Sharma, manager – projects at Tata Starbucks in a LinkedIn post while sharing the images of the new store.
The first drive-through Starbucks outlet in India was introduced in 2020 along the Ambala Chandigarh Expressway in Zirakpur, Punjab.
Last week, Starbucks unveiled several new stores in various cities across the country, including Noida, Bhatinda, Pune, Hyderabad, Mussoorie, Delhi, and Paschim.
“The last week has been nothing short of extraordinary as we proudly announce the grand opening of not one, not two, but multiple new Starbucks stores across the country,” said Udit Shah, manager- business development at Tata Starbucks in a social media post.
“This is just the beginning of an incredible journey. We’ve got many more store openings planned in the coming months, so stay tuned for even more opportunities to experience the Starbucks magic firsthand,” added Shah.
In October 2012, Starbucks Corporation entered India by launching its first store in Mumbai. The American coffee chain’s presence in the country is the result of a strategic partnership with Tata Global Beverages. Together, both companies have established a 50:50 joint venture known as Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd., responsible for operating all Starbucks outlets in India.
In April 2023, Starbucks inaugurated its first beachfront outlet in India, situated in Calicut, Kerala, on South Beach Road, Kozhikode.
In April 2023, Starbucks launched its first beachfront outlet in India, located on South Beach Road in Calicut, Kerala.