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Drive-Thru Digest

February 15, 2023

Matt Cook, Editor

Fairly quiet week in drive-thru news, but social media is making plenty of noise.  McDonald’s AI issues got a lot of attention.  And Dunkin’s drive-thru Super Bowl ad heralded as one of this year’s best spots.

And now the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #56

The Drive-Thru of the Future Will Look Totally Different

Big chains are betting big on their drive-thru lanes.

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Emerging Franchise 7 Brew Wants to Change the Drive-thru Coffee Experience

“It’s Chick-fil-A marrying Starbucks and having a child.”

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Dunkin’ shares funny outtakes of Ben Affleck working the drive-thru: ‘I’m struggling’

One of Sunday's most popular ads, featuring Ben Affleck as a Dunkin' drive-thru worker.

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Panda Express opens first drive-thru branch, 100th int’l store in Philippines

Panda Express, the world’s largest American Chinese dining concept, finally opened its first drive-thru restaurant in Asia.

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Yum Brands opened a massive number of restaurants last year

KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are building a lot of new restaurants.

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TikTokers are roasting McDonald's hilarious drive-thru AI order fails

McDonald's has been testing AI-powered ordering in its drive-thru lanes since 2019.

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McDonald’s A.I. Drive-Thru Automatically Adds 9 Sweet Teas to Customer’s Order in Viral TikTok

A TikToker's post about their faulty A.I.-assisted McDonald's drive-thru experience is going viral.

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Popeyes to open seven new UK restaurants and first ever drive thru - full list of new branches

Major US fast-food chain Popeyes is opening seven new stores in the UK this year - here’s where they will be.

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The states with the most fast-food restaurants in America

All 50 states ranked by number of fast food restaurants.

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