[Photo provided by Ediya Coffee]
Home-grown coffee shop chain Ediya Coffee said Wednesday it has opened the first drive-thru in Yeosu, a southern coastal city in South Korea, with plans to raise its competitiveness and give more convenience to customers.
The new drive-thru, located between downtown Yeoseo-dong and Dolsan Island, nears many tourist attractions such as Yi Sun Shin Square and Dolsan Park, allowing travelers to easily order beverages in vehicles during traveling, the company added.
For customers who enjoy drinks inside stores, the Yeosu location also has indoor area commanding a floor space of 239.6 square meters in a two-story building, capable of accommodating more than 100 visitors at a time, on top of a large parking lot and terrace seats with a sea view.
Ediya Coffee, one of Korea’s home-grown coffee shop chains with the largest number of outlets - approximately 2,900 - in the country, generated 200.5 billion won in sales last year. The number of its locations is expected to hit 3,000 this year. Additionally, it is building own manufacturing and roasting facilities in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, to provide high-quality products.
Ediya Coffee also has launched various corporate social responsibility programs like B’ Water Campaign and Good Water Project that sponsors well developing projects and clean drinking water providing projects for coffee bean-producing countries suffering from drinking water shortages such as Guatemala.
By Shim Hee-jin and Lee Ha-yeon
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