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Drive-Thru Digest

December 7, 2022

Matt Cook, Editor

Looking forward to the Drive-Thru Leadership Summit in Atlanta on January 19th!  Great opportunity to network with the leaders of the industry.  Click here for more information.

The big news of the week is the unveiling of McDonald’s new restaurant concept in Fort Worth!  Just as the automobile launched drive-thru service, the app is the catalyst for this revolutionary model.

And now, the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #47

This could be the McDonald’s drive-thru of the future

McDonald’s announced the opening of a new test restaurant that aims to take the chain’s drive-thru experience into the future.

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McDonald's unveils a Texas test restaurant with drive-thru food conveyor belt

McDonald’s on Thursday launched a test restaurant focused on on-the-go and delivery orders.

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McDonald’s New Drive-Thru Concept Could Seriously Cut Wait Times

Just as cars changed the way restaurants were built, inspiring the advent of the drive-thru, apps are now changing how the drive-thru operates, too.

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McDonald's Is Testing a Futuristic Drive-Thru Concept, But It Isn't as Cool as Taco Bell's

McDonald's isn't the only major fast-food brand exploring new ways to serve customers faster.

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How menu boards help QSRs make journey to drive-thru modernization

Improving the traffic flow is an essential component to modernizing the drive-thru experience.

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Ramping Up Drive-Thru Sales Requires Meticulous Planning, Advises QSR Expert

Step-by-step planning and close collaboration can greatly speed up restaurant remodels focused on boosting drive-thru sales.

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5 Restaurant Chains That Got a Major Facelift In 2022

Here are five fast-food chains that have gotten a major upgrade this year.

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White Castle drive-thru robot asks customer to agree to ‘terms & conditions’ before ordering

White Castle first announced its intentions to implement AI-powered drive-thrus in 2020 as part of a partnership with Mastercard.

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Chipotle Leverages Mobile Pickup to Skirt Drive-Thru Regulations

By limiting the experience to mobile pickup, Chipotle is bringing its “Chipotlanes” to non-drive-thru locations.

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McDonald's UAE Driving School Drive Thru Helps Learners Navigate Narrow Lanes

Every new driver takes time to get comfortable on the road as well as in a Drive-thru lane.

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How Checkers & Rally's plans to adjust as other brands adopt its double drive-thru model

Checkers and Rally's CDO Kris McDonald feels optimistic about the company's growth.

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Westlife to add 300 McDonald's restaurants by 2027

The master franchisee of McDonald's restaurants for West and South India is looking for an almost three-fold jump in sales.

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Drive-thru coffee chain to open four Kansas City area locations. And more are coming

7 Brew Coffee now has 36 locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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West Hartford approves new drive-thru Starbucks despite traffic concerns raised by neighbors

The approved Starbucks is the first in what's expected to be a series of proposals to the town to transform the property.

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