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Drive-Thru Digest

November 15, 2022

Matt Cook, Editor

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Big happenings in the drive-thru world this week regarding voice recognition.  Partnerships announced between Voicify and Paytronix and also between Delphi Display Systems Partners and SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions.  Business Insider raves about the technology used by Panera’s and Popeye’s.

And now, the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #45

The 10 Most Accurate Fast-Food Drive-Thrus in America

This year’s QSR® Drive-Thru Report surveyed more than 1,000 consumers who had visited at least one drive-thru in the previous 30 days.

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Drive-thru drag: Construction delays, rising costs slow development

Inflation and labor disruption are forcing restaurants to get creative with site selection.

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Major law shake-up could see drive-thru McDonald’s and KFC banned in Scotland

Under the plans, restrictive approaches would be taken against drive-thru developments.

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3 Ways Digital is Changing the Drive-Thru Experience

Innovations such as geofencing, apps, and license plate recognition software are hybridizing the drive-thru experience.

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I tested out Panera's new 'automated' drive-thru and now I think every fast food chain should use it

Popeyes is also using the same tech, and has reported successful results so far.

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Voicify Announces Partnership with Paytronix

The new partnership enables restaurants to incorporate voice ordering across all customer touch points.

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Delphi Display Systems Partners with SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions

Delphi Display Systems Partners with SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions to bring Autonomous AI Voice Ordering to the QSR Drive Thru.

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Sweetgreen is taking a page from Chipotle's playbook with its new 'Sweetlane' drive-thru — see how it works

The Sweetlane is similar to Chipotle's Chipotlane, which adapted a drive-thru for fast casual use.

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Wisconsin's first drive-thru Shake Shack opens in Brookfield this week

Wisconsin's first Shake Shack drive-thru will open in Brookfield on Thursday.

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American food chain Popeyes targets British customers with plans for drive-thru sites across the UK

Popeyes is the latest American fast food giant to expand its British base of operations.

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Caribou Coffee Opens First Domestic Franchise in Brand History

Caribou Coffee announced the opening of its first-ever domestic franchise location in Wooster, Ohio.

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Drive-thru coffee chain '7 Brew' plans to open at least 40 Wisconsin locations

7 Brew is proposing a location in West Bend, which would join an already planned shop in Brookfield.

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Two ‘Salad and Go' restaurants to open in Oklahoma City

Salad and Go specializes in made-to-order salads, wraps, breakfast burritos, and soup.

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‘People are so awful to fast-food workers these days’

Dunkin’ worker pays for customer’s drink in drive-thru since he was ‘nice’.

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8 Worst Things Drive-Thru Customers Do, According to Workers

If you think working at a fast-food restaurant is easy, then clearly you have never worked at a fast-food restaurant.

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