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Drive-Thru Digest

August 10, 2022

Matt Cook, Editor

Shake Shack’s bet on drive-thru’s is showing great results!  There’s also more of a look at the expectations of the Taco Bell Defy model and whether it will create a trend.  Enjoy!

And now, the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #31

Could Taco Bell's 4-lane drive-thru be a trend?

The creators of Taco Bell Defy believe they can serve customers in under two minutes.

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Truly Autonomous AI Voice Ordering for Drive Thru Is Now a Reality

This new solution radically enhances the guest experience through fast and accurate automated order processing.

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Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach named ‘Best Drive-Thru in America’

Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach announced that they were named “Best Drive-Thru in America” across the entire Chick-fil-A chain.

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How Shake Shack is transforming the drive-thru experience

An in-depth analysis of the chain’s earnings from senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn.

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Shake Shack's Big Bet on Drive-Thru is Paying Off

The stores are earning more than $80,000 in average weekly sales, which is more than $4 million in annualized AUV.

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How the Drive-Thru Can Diversify the American Diet

Pandemic restrictions also gave restaurateurs the opportunity to tap into a semi-obscure market: drive-thru ethnic cuisine.

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Former Wingstop CEO Is Pulling From A Familiar Playbook To Grow A Drive-Thru Salad Concept

Morrison is confident he can translate some of Wingstop’s successes to the salad brand.

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Bolay brings its first-ever drive-thru to South Tampa

Fast-casual chain Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen is ready to open its first drive-thru location in the heart of South Tampa.

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Costa Coffee celebrates opening of 300th drive thru store with giveaways

Costa Coffee has celebrated the opening of its 300th drive thru store at The Peel Centre in Washington.

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Inside a new partnership between Creative Realities and Freddy's Custard & Steakburgers

The two companies are installing new fully digitized, design-optimized menu boards in the drive-thru lanes.

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