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Drive-Thru Digest

March 22, 2023

Matt Cook, Editor

Light news this week in the drive-thru world.  While it was a seemingly quiet week for the “big brands”, there are a good amount of up-and-comers showing promising signs of growth.  And drive-thrus are a big part of their strategy.

And now the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #61

Robot-powered coffee drive-thru to open in Pewaukee after delays

Prepared with robotic equipment, the stand won't require any regular onsite employees.

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McDonald's now selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts at 160 Kentucky locations

Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be sold to more than 100 locations, and some in southern Indiana, too.

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Farmer Boys Recharges and Aims for Expansion

The fast casual wants to build 50 restaurants in the next five years. 

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New Rutherglen dessert drive-thru owner hopes to franchise it and open up more

WOW Desserts had a successful opening with the owner hoping that trend will continue.

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Applying Data Analytics and AI to Enhance Drive-Thru Performance

Drive-thrus have often been a bottle neck and it is critical, now more than ever, to improve efficiency.

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A Transformed Bad Ass Coffee is Still Just Getting Started

The legacy brand's expansion has kicked into gear, with a focus on differentiation and diversification.

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Ellianos Coffee Drive-Thru Franchise Expanding Into North Carolina

Ellianos Coffee is making its way into the Tar Heel State with three franchises coming soon.

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Pretzelmaker Opens Drive-Thru in Mason City, Iowa

Along with a drive-thru, guests can also visit the pick-up window for craveable menu items all day long.

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The Very First Drive-Thru Restaurant In Washington Has Been Serving Burgers For 75 Years

Eastside Big Tom continues to be a delicious must-stop in Olympia.

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Vernon, B.C. chamber of commerce pleased city not pursuing drive-thru prohibition

The city decided not to move forward with a bylaw change to prohibit new drive-thrus in Vernon's core.

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