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Drive-Thru Digest

March 8, 2023

Matt Cook, Editor

Expansion news this week is the planned growth of Starbucks and Greggs units in Britain.  But there is also pushback in municipalities to their plans.  And the growth plans of other drive-thru restaurants.

And now the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #59

Which restaurant brand really invented the drive-thru?

It's a mystery with no fewer than five claimants to the title of innovator.

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Starbucks to add 100 new UK stores as Britons thirst for iced espressos

Starbucks is to open 100 new coffee shops across Britain this year.

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JackBe, the First Curbside Drive-Thru Grocer Resonates with Suburban Shoppers

JackBe stocks, stores, and bags a customer's order, allowing them to never leave the convenience of their car.

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Greggs announces plan to open 24-hour drive-thru

Another 150 stores on the horizon and longer opening hours being trialled.

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Chick-fil-A to spend $1M to expand drive-thru at Fort Worth location built in 2019

The company plans to expand to a double pland and replace window with an automated door.

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Whataburger's newest Overland Park location is drive-thru only, for now

Whataburger says it chooses to only open drive-thru lanes at locations where it anticipates long lines of customers.

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City Council to take up drive-thru zoning drama again

The Columbia (MO) City Council will hear the proposal yet again.

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Taco Bell Drive-Thru Plan Raises Parking, Traffic Concerns In Fairfax

A proposal to the Fairfax City Planning Commission to build a drive-thru Taco Bell on Fairfax Boulevard.

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Dartmoor Starbucks drive-thru plan enrages locals

They say the arrival of American chain would destroy established independent businesses.

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Chesterfield Township Board rejects rezone for gas station, drive-thru

The denial was based on several planning concerns, including potential impacts on the surrounding area.

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