Larry’s Drive Thru & Mini Mart is located on a busy highway just 1.5 miles east from the center of Poland, Ohio and less than 2 miles from the Pennsylvania line and has created a one stop shop for most people. We believe we have hit the convenience –and – value sweet spot for many of our customers.
Besides a large inventory of domestic beers, Larry’s has over 500 craft beers to chose from and a selection of over 2000 bottles of wine in our newly remodeled wine cellar. We also have 5 humidors with some of the finest and hard to get cigars for sale. We carry the wine favorites found in your traditional retailers but also offer wines found only in boutiques and restaurants. Our unique store takes the customer experience one step further. With a full on premise consumption license (including Sundays), customers are able to drink their favorite wines, beers (some on tap) and margaritas while shopping or waiting on a food or grocery order. This creates a unique shopping experience for our customers.
Our Grab N Go features cheeses, pepperonis and sausages, along with our homemade sides and dips. Most shoppers associate mini mart operations with higher prices than larger traditional retailers- we aren’t that expensive mini mart. From the second you walk through the door you notice that we are anything but traditional. Larry’s offers not just big store pricing, but speed, convenience and value.
For the ultimate in convenience, Larry’s offers all our services online. You can order you dinner, groceries, beer and wine (anything we sell) online and easily pick them up. Everything can be ordered ahead on our website and put into your car for you when you enter through our double drive thru. You also have the option to pick up your orders in our store. Online services are made possible by ServeRight Software.
With the purchase of new delivery vans, our home delivery service has completed the ultimate convenience. The retail store also acts as a live showroom for the wholesale side of the Ornelas family business that shows the independent grocers not only how to merchandise, but also how to properly use and execute POS (point of sale) materials. We even create the POS materials for our retail operators in our advertising department. We want to give the smaller independents that big store look and feel by showing them how bag stuffers, handouts, shelf talkers, etc will increase business. The retail store also shows store owners the footprints that many of the items take up on the shelves and also how much space is needed to promote displays of sale products.
Future plans are to open 4 more family owned locations and franchise out an additional 95 stores that will be logistically located so they can be serviced by the Ornelas wholesale distribution company that already serves independent grocers. Plans also include gas pumps and an expanded kitchen along with an enclosed dining area.