Starbucks building with walk-up window and drive-thru

ONroute debuts Starbucks drive-thru and walk-up window feature

September 23, 2021

ONroute debuts Starbucks drive-thru and walk-up window feature

New options a first for Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Ontario travellers along the 400 and 401 highway series will soon have two new and exciting ways to get their Starbucks drink of choice.  ONroute is proud to offer the first Starbucks location in Ontario featuring both a drive-thru and a walk-up window.

On June 10th, ONroute Mallorytown North opened the first location to see this exciting expansion of what ONroute has to offer, with additional locations including Barrie, Odessa, King City, Innisfil, and Port Hope opening in the coming weeks.

“We are so excited to offer customers new options to get their favourite hand-crafted beverage,” says Melanie Teed-Murch, Chie Executive Officer of ONroute. “As Ontarians can finally take to the road again, we’re proud of these innovations to improve the customer experience.”  

The newly implemented walk-up windows will allow Starbucks customers to order and pick up their beverages outside of the main travel plaza facility.

“Starbucks enthusiasts will also be excited to know that ONroute will be adding the well-loved in-plaza Starbucks storefronts at our Newcastle and Maple locations,” Ms. Teed-Murch says. “ONroute is more than what you may remember, with an innovative and customer obsessed approach. We cannot wait for you to visit us this summer while out on your highway travels.”

“Starbucks is thrilled to partner with ONroute in bringing the Starbucks experience to Ontario travellers. We look forward to building on our relationship together to offer the premium hand-crafted beverages, delicious food offerings and exceptional service that Starbucks customers can look forward to during their summer travels,” says Shannon Leisz, Vice President of Operations and Business Development, Licensed Stores, Starbucks Canada.

Founded in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks today has a global presence with more than 30,000 stores in 78 markets.

About ONroute:

ONroute is the proud operator of 23convenient plazas located along Highways 400 and 401 in Ontario. Our locations are designed to provide travellers with fresh and exciting food and beverage options, gas, and other amenities that improve your travel experience. Each of our locations feature family-favourite restaurant brands, a convenient 24/7market, free Wifi, and great customer service.

For more information, please visit or join the conversation on Twitter @visitonroute and Facebook at /visitONroute.


Diana MacLeod