Pictures: First look as brand new Starbucks drive-thru opens in Milton Keynes town

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A new drive-thru only Starbucks store has opened in Newport Pagnell today (Tuesday),

But the famous coffee store may be a little tricky for some people to reach. For it is situated at the town’s M1 service station as part of the Welcome Break facilities, designed to be accessed directly from the motorway.

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It represents another step in Starbucks’ ambitious plans for growth in the UK, with a string of new stores planned in the near future. Many of these will be drive-thrus in key city locations.

Starbucks opened a new drive-thru today at Newport Pagnell M1 service stationStarbucks opened a new drive-thru today at Newport Pagnell M1 service station
Starbucks opened a new drive-thru today at Newport Pagnell M1 service station

The coffee giant already has 1,066 UK branches. Some 318 of these are company-owned and 748 are run by licensees.

Daniel Wyllie, Commercial Brand Manager, Welcome Break, said: "We are excited to open our new store in Newport Pagnell and look forward to welcoming the local community. To celebrate, we hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony.”

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