Drive-thru coffee shops – the gift of ingenuity to all commuters – is booming across the United States, especially in Jacksonville, Florida, where locals and visitors alike will be graced with a 7Brew Coffee, along with a Dunkin’ GO, Ellianos and Scooters Coffee.
Records show 7Brew Coffee intends to open at least three drive-thrus in Duval County.
Several drive-thru locations will be opening this fall, says a 7Brew Coffeee spokesperson: “We will open several locations in early fall in Jacksonville, by a franchisee of 7 Brew – 7 Venture, Inc.”.
Florida corporate records show the franchisee is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the address of K-MAC Enterprises Inc., which is a Taco Bell franchisee.
To confirm the retailer’s plans, Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) received a service availability for 7Brew at Gerona Drive East and at Normandy Village Parkway in Jacksonville and at 1223 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach – drive-thru shops with no interior seating.
The St. Johns River Water Management District is reviewing franchise permit applications for the Jacksonville stores.
We’ve found that Atlanta-based Geyer Morris Co. is the applicant and owner. The agent and civil engineer is Almond Engineering. With regards to location, plans show that the Gerona Drive project is proposed on an undeveloped 0.51-acre parcel at northwest Beach Boulevard and Gerona Drive East. While the Normandy project is on 2.1 acres at southwest Normandy Boulevard and Normandy Village Parkway. And, the Neptune Beach project site is at southwest Atlantic Boulevard and Penman Road.
This will be 7Brew Cofee’s first Floridian locations. As their site says: “a revolution that treats people like people – that makes them feel warmed, loved, and important, all before they take a sip of the best drink in town.” Floridians will now have another drive-thru coffee option. 7Brew Coffee is not just coffee, it’s also infused energy drinks, Italian sodas, smoothies, shakes, teas and more.
The first 7Brew store opened in February 2017 in Rogers, Arkansas. Now there are 19 locations in Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and South Carolina. 7Brew Coffee began selling franchises in March 2021.
Restuarnatonline.com said one of the major draws for drive-thru-only concepts is their build-out costs, given their generally small footprint. The cost to build a location ranges from about $500,000 to just more than $1.1 million.
Floridatoday.com reports 7Brew plans 165 locations in Florida. The name 7Brew Coffee is derived from the Bible. Biblically, the number 7 indicates completion or perfection.
On other Drive-Thru news
- Ellianos has plans for at least 12 Northeast Florida drive-thru-only options.
- Scooters Coffee intends to open up to 16 locations in Northeast Florida.
- Dunkin’ GO locations include walk-up service.