ShinyBud Corp. (TSXV: SNYB)’s customers in Eastern Ontario won’t even need to get off their vehicles to buy cannabis after the first pot drive-thru opens in the region.
On 420, the company announced the opening of a drive-thru cannabis shop located at 2200 Carling Ave. in Ottawa, Ontario. As of April 23, customers will be able to pre-order their wanted products at ShinyBud’s website or directly at the drive-thru by scanning a product’s QR code and picking it up from the delivery window.
The grand opening will be at 10 am where complimentary coffee will be served with no purchase necessary. It will also host a charity barbecue at noon where 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the non-profit Cannabis Amnesty.
The drive-thru is on a high-traffic road close to restaurants, a grocery store and a liquor store. This is ShinyBud’s seventh store in the Ottawa region and the company now has 41 locations across the province.
“We’re pleased to have opened eastern Ontario’s only drive-thru experience, providing customers with quick and convenient access to our lineup of carefully curated and award-winning cannabis products, and knowledgeable staff from the comfort of their vehicle,” CEO Kevin Reed said in a statement, adding the store was previously an iconic coffee shop chain.
“From coffee to cannabis, this unique store features a small bricks-and-mortar footprint allowing us to continue testing ideal store sizes that maximize revenue per square foot as we plan to open additional stores through our franchising program across Ontario.”
Company stock stayed flat at $3.45 on the Canadian Venture Exchange.
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On Wednesday, the company also announced a 420 Guide which is a catalogue of new and best-selling products available at the ShinyBud stores that will be published quarterly.
The company said it has partnered in an initiative with Citizen Stash where 10 per cent of earnings coming from Citizen Stash products will be donated to Cannabis Amnesty, which is an independent non-profit advocating for fair legalization policies.