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Drive-Thru Digest

July 27, 2022

Matt Cook, Editor

We hope everyone is getting an opportunity to relax and catch your breath this summer.  A fairly slow news week when it comes to drive-thru’s (outside of the common crime stories), but an interested article on their history.  Enjoy!

And now, the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #29

How it all began: The history of the drive-thru

Drive-thus have been around for over 70 years–can you believe it?!

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KFC launches new “high tech” restaurant – with a double lane drive-thru

KFC said that the store is pioneering a new approach to the quick-service food market.

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Why Auntie Anne’s wants to become a drive-thru destination

The soft pretzel chain opened its first co-branded drive-thru with Jamba in 2021. It now plans to have 15 such units by spring 2023.

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Autocanteen Optimises the Checkout Process with Artificial Intelligence

Like in many industries today, artificial intelligence (AI) is shaking up everyday, normal life.

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Improve Beverage and Dessert Sales on the Takeout Menu

Off-premises, appearance is (almost) everything.

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Robots are making french fries, chicken wings and more as restaurant kitchens gear up for an automated future

More and more, human workers are sharing space in the kitchen with robots and other machinery.

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McDonald's Isn't Banking on Robots Solving the Labor Crisis

The chain knows there's enough labor to fill demand.

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The Lehigh Valley’s first Wawa drive-thru approved

Unlike other Wawa locations, this would be a standalone drive-thru with no convenience store or gas pumps.

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Warwick Chipotle opening drive-thru window for online orders

Have you ever craved Chipotle, but didn’t feel like going inside and standing in line?

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