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Drive-Thru Digest

January 25, 2023

Matt Cook, Editor

Grab your favorite beverage and take a couple of minutes to check out the latest news from the drive-thru world!  Restaurants are taking notice as expansion of coffee drive-thru’s dominate the growth announcements.  7 Brew, Heine Brothers, and Trenton Biggby all opened up new service windows this week!

And now the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #53

As digital payments become commonplace, tipping frustrates some consumers

Some fed-up consumers are posting rants on social media complaining about tip requests at drive-thrus.

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Restaurants to lean on marketing while facing competition from coffee chains, c-stores

QSRs are grappling with fast-emerging competition from coffee chains and convenience stores.

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Coffee chain to open 3rd S.C. spot as drive-thru-only trend grows

7 Brew plans to open its third South Carolina location soon in North Myrtle Beach.

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Heine Brothers Coffee opens first drive-thru only store in Fern Creek

Heine Brothers Coffee opened a new store on Friday, but this new location isn't like the rest.

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Trenton Biggby makes game-changing move to corner spot, drive-thru added

Trenton Biggby customers are letting the owners know their "cup of Joe" is worth the wait.

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This Chick-fil-A in North Texas is so popular, it’s adding another drive-thru lane

Chick-fil-A is spending $350,000 to reconfigure a drive-thru at one of its popular North Texas locations.

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Test Drive: Portillo's cashless drive-thru

In the first installment of Test Drive we're reviewing the new Portillo's drive-thru.

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ConverseNow teams with Delphi Display on AI drive-thru ordering

The system allows guests to view orders as their selections populate on the screen in front of them.

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Popular Crosby outlet's crawfish season debut met with eyepopping line

Its first day of operation for the season was quite a success.

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Slutty Vegan To Open First Drive-Thru Location

Bustling fast food chain Slutty Vegan is making another big-money move.

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P. Terry's opens new drive-thru in Dripping Springs

A beloved Austin-based restaurant chain has expanded.

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Captain D’s Expanding in Alabama with Foley Opening

Captain D’s announced its ongoing expansion in Alabama with the opening of a franchised location.

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