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Drive-Thru Digest

November 9, 2022

Matt Cook, Editor

Looking forward to the Drive-Thru Leadership Summit in Atlanta on January19th!  Great opportunity to network with the leaders of the industry.  Click here for more information.

Pretty quiet news week for the drive-thru industry.  But Popeye’s grabbed a few headlines with their improvement plans and international expansion.

And now, the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #44

How Popeye’s Is Making Its Restaurants More Convenient For Customers

Popeye's is refocusing its efforts to enhance speed and convenience at its restaurants by adding more drive-thru locations.

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Popeyes Romania opens first drive-thru restaurant

Popeyes Romania will open its first drive-thru restaurant on November 12.

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What is Popeyes? First drive-thru set to open near Glasgow

Scotland is buzzing with the news that Popeyes will be opening its very first UK drive-thru near Glasgow.

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City proposal would prevent new drive-thru businesses on busy Atlanta corridor

City leaders are considering a plan to ease some of the traffic congestion and make the area safer for pedestrians.

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City of Mesa holds public meeting on drive-thru regulations

Earlier this year, the City of Mesa recommended that there be limits on the number of drive-thru’s.

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The Future of Fast-Food Drive-Thru Arrives Early

The No. 1 lifeline for restaurants during a global pandemic might never look the same.

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Salad and Go Growth is Booming as Brand Enters Oklahoma

Salad and Go announced today its entry into Oklahoma.

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Portillo's sticks to inflation strategy of keeping price hikes low

CEO wants his restaurants to be an oasis to customers as inflation drives prices up all around them.

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Wingstop's top techology exec Stacy Peterson to step down in December

The chicken wing chain's chief revenue and technology officer is moving to a CEO position.

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7 Brew Coffee opens first drive-thru location in Greater Louisville

7 Brew Coffee plans to open up to 40 locations in Kentucky and Indiana in the next five years.

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Petrolhead drives Mercedes F1 car to McDonald's drive thru in France

This is the amusing moment a petrolhead drove a Mercedes F1 car to a McDonald's drive-thru in France.

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Costa drive thru plan sparks fears 'entitled generation in 4x4s seeking branded coffee' will increase traffic

That store only opened in July as part of a plan which should have seen offices built on the same land.

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Drive-thru beer and wine sales almost a reality in Alabama

You may soon be able to pick up beer or wine via curbside or takeout options in Alabama.

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Jack in the Box puts its company-run Del Taco restaurants up for sale

The company has hired an investment banking firm to market 300 Del Taco restaurants to franchisees.

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McDonald’s Australia to invest $130m in new restaurants and renovations

McDonald’s Australia is to inject more than $130 million into opening 19 new restaurants and renovating existing stores.

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Planning to add a drive-thru and make building improvements, Loadout Liquors awaits city’s approval

If approved, the grant would help Loadout Liquors add a drive-thru and give the older building a facelift.

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Hundreds line up to say goodbye to a Utah Mexican drive-thru

Uribe said Friday that the lines at the drive-thru were so long that the average wait time was 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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