Original article from Kent Live
A new Costa Coffee will be opening in Thanet.
The district’s sixth Costa branch will open in Minster on Friday, June 18.
The new opening will create 12 jobs and will join the growing number of services in Minster-in-Thanet
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There is already a McDonald's, Co-op, Smugglers Retreat and a hotel at the top end of Minster.
A Costa Coffee spokesman told KentLive: “We’re delighted to confirm the opening of a brand new Costa Coffee Drive-Thru store in Minster-in-Thanet, Kent – coming Friday, June 18.
“The store, which comprises of both a drive-thru lane and a Costa Coffee store, has created 12 new jobs and will allow for members of the local community to either pick-up or sit-in to enjoy their favourite handcrafted coffee."
With tight coronavirus restrictions still in place, Costa will be implementing a number of measures to keep customers safe.
The spokesman added: “Across all our stores we have implemented strict measures to ensure we operate safely, with high-quality Perspex screens installed at all counters and a bespoke one of a kind serving hatch (specifically designed for Costa Coffee) installed across Drive-Thru lanes to ensure customers can collect their order with no contact.
“These cleverly designed hatches, lower items from the service hatch down to customer's vehicles and have a built-in acrylic hygiene screen to provide maximum protection for both customers and Costa Coffee team members.”