Thursday 18 July, 2019

New convenient Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Presto branches open in Trincity

From left to right: Shane Lue Choy Marketing Manager, Jose Castro Starbucks District Manager, Mitchell McLeod Store Manager, Kerri Hosein-Khan Vice President Starbucks, Theresa Butcher Assistant Store Manager, Nesha Malchan Partner Resources Manager, Simon Hardy CEO.

From left to right: Shane Lue Choy Marketing Manager, Jose Castro Starbucks District Manager, Mitchell McLeod Store Manager, Kerri Hosein-Khan Vice President Starbucks, Theresa Butcher Assistant Store Manager, Nesha Malchan Partner Resources Manager, Simon Hardy CEO.

Located opposite the Trincity Mall, the newly-opened Trincity Plaza offers three brand new options for hungry customers to enjoy – a drive-thru Starbucks, a Pizza Hut and a Presto convenience store.

A spanking new TGI Fridays branch is also conveniently located on the compound and is set to be opened mid-March.

Franchise holder Prestige Holdings Limited operates Starbucks, Pizza Hut, and TGI Fridays while Presto is owned by SuperPharm, which all belong to the Agostini Group.

Construction on the Plaza was completed within the “record time” of just six months.

Speaking at the launch today, Chief Executive Officer SuperPharm’s Glenn Maharaj said he believes the opening of the second Presto branch is a huge positive for Trincity.

He said the store will be much more than a convenience store as its offering is “different”.

“Residents and environs can come into the store and get bakery goods, rotisserie, fresh fruits to go, fresh drinks, a lot of convenience items. We have partnered with a lot of local suppliers to bring fresh, unique products within our stores.”

Maharaj said Presto’s to other convenience stores and we think that will create a huge positive for the community and

A total of 20 staff are employed at the location.

Asked about competition from its neighbours over at Trincity mall, the Superpharm CEO said Presto’s location offered convenience and a secure environment.

“If I want to get something to eat at the mall, first I have to get a car park, you have to walk through that car park then you have to walk up and walk down. All of that will take at least a half hour.

Why do that when you can come in and out and get what you want. You don’t have to cope with a crowd. What we have noticed is that people are looking for convenience. They don’t have the time because they have to take the kids to school, go to sporting activities.”

“Time is just such a big factor. Here, you can come in and out in a secure environment,” he added.

Starbucks’ eighth store opened at 6.30 am, but excited customers were already queueing at the location from 6 am.

Goodie bags containing mugs and coffee grounds were given to the first 50 customers to the branch.

The café portion of the store was opened today. The drive thru will open tomorrow offering busy customers the convenience of “grab and go”.

The store will be open from 6.30 am to 10.30 pm daily.

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