Costa drive-thru opens in Cumbernauld

A café franchise business has opened Cumbernauld’s first-ever Costa Coffee drive-thru, creating 25 new jobs, thanks to £850,000 funding from HSBC UK.

Costa drive-thru opens in Cumbernauld

 Pat Dunese with colleagues outside of the new Costa

Coffeepots Limited, which officially opens the doors to a new Costa Coffee café in Cumbernauld’s town centre on 1st February, used the funding to purchase the site on Central Way to enable it to build the premises.

The funding package was also used to finance the build and to buy furnishings and the latest coffee machines for the interior of the new 60-seat location.

Business partners Pat Dunese and Colin Wilson, who each own 50% of Coffeepots, are now eyeing further expansion and have plans underway to open a second drive-through Costa Coffee in Kirkintilloch in May 2022.

Coffeepots operates 15 Costa Coffees in Scotland and recently won the Costa UK Franchisees of the Year Award 2021 for the great customer service that their stores deliver.

Pat Dunese, joint owner of Coffeepots, said: “2021 was a challenging year for the hospitality industry, but this funding from HSBC UK has given us the confidence and security to continue with our ambitious expansion plans. The market for drive-thru premises is strong as these outlets have provided a safe way for customers to enjoy coffee during lockdowns and they respond to the public’s growing desire for on-the-go beverages. We’re excited to bring our award-winning service to Cumbernauld and other locations around Scotland as we work to grow the business.”

Grant Bett, relationship director at HSBC UK, added: “We’re pleased to have supported our Coffeepots maintain growth into 2022 and bring this new offering to Cumbernauld. Pat and Colin are ambitious and experienced franchise owners and we look forward to seeing them continue on their growth path and bring more of their successful Costa Coffee stores to communities across Scotland.”

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