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Drive-Thru Digest

May 25, 2022

Matt Cook, Editor

This week’s Drive-Thru Digest is short & sweet.  Hopefully its a quick read to get an update on industry news and to spark some thought on how to improve your own operation.  Enjoy!

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Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #21

Inspire Brands teams with CloudKitchens, explores modular drive-thru units

Inspire Brands is betting on the power of small restaurant models.

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Convenience stores hop on “curbside pickup” bandwagon

Startup offers “virtual drive-through solution” for small- to medium-sized businesses.

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World's first fully-automated, smallest and fastest drive-thru kitchen

Speedy Eats is a standalone restaurant built to serve drive-thru, walk-up, and delivery.

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5 Fast-Food Chains Opening Unique Drive-Thru Locations

These brands are all about the digital, contactless future.

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DoorDash data shows what food consumers have been ordering

DoorDash released its second annual Restaurant Online Ordering Trends Report.

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Employee Retention: The Root to Restaurant Growth in 2022

High staff turnover rates are fast becoming the Achilles’ heel of the hospitality industry.

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Schlotzsky’s to have dual drive-thrus

Restaurant franchise Schlotzsky’s has announced plans to open its first “Design 1000” restaurant in Oklahoma City.

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McDonald's Customer Blocks Drive-Thru For Hours Until He Gets Refund

The customer refused to move his car from the serving window for two hours — in a row over McMuffins.

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Checkers drive-thru now records while you order, viral TikTok shows

Checkers has big plans to automate its drive-thrus in 2022.

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90% of new Starbucks stores will have drive-thrus

Starbucks will accelerate its new store growth, outfitting 90% of new stores with a drive-thru.

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