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Drive-Thru Digest

March 29, 2023

Matt Cook, Editor

Hopefully this finds you well and you are enjoying the early days of spring, the excitement of college basketball, and warmer days coming soon with opening day of baseball right around the corner.  Take a few minutes with your favorite beverage and catch up on the drive-thru happenings from the past week.

And now the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #62

Turning to voice AI for your restaurant’s drive-thru? Ask these 6 questions first

How to ease congestion, drive sales, and provide a personable customer experience.

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Smart fridges’ today, automated drive-thru’s tomorrow?

The quest to build an automated pizza drive-thru led this entrepreneur to an opportunity to offer 'smart fridges' to provide worksite foodservice.

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Applying Data Analytics and AI to Enhance Drive-Thru Performance

The application of data analytics and artificial intelligence has incredible opportunity.

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McDonald’s Tests New Technology to Reduce Waiting Times for Mobile Orders

Some locations feature an Order Ahead Lane, which is different from a typical drive-thru.

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Chicago Pizza Concept Slice Factory Scores With Drive-thru

Customers can order jumbo slices, wings, salads, and whole pizzas at their slice-thru.

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Lexington planners deny second Dutch Bros drive-thru location in Fayette County

Oregon-based Dutch Bros Coffee’s attempts to come to the Fayette County market failed again Thursday.

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Auntie Anne's and Jamba drive-thru concept coming to Minnesota

The brand is expanding to real estate outside of malls.

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Girl Scout builds custom drive-thru kiosk to sell cookies

This is one Girl Scout who is prepared to sell many cookies.

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Baker’s Drive-Thru adds first-ever kids meals to its menu board

Baker’s Drive-Thru has added kids meals to its menu with miniaturized versions of some of its favorite menu items.

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For years, Dunkin’ wanted a drive-thru in this NC town. Permit OK’d to make it happen

Drive-thru lanes are a rare business amenity in Chapel Hill and have been largely opposed over the last 30 years.

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Drive-thru taste test at Creme Brew Lait

Creme Brew Lait is the latest spot to get your coffee fix in Madison.

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Ordinance on minimum spacing of drive-thru restaurants passes

New Palmdale drive-thru restaurants must be at least 500 feet away from other drive-thrus.

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This is Not a Drill: Michigan Just Got Our First Drive-Thru Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings just opened their first Michigan BWW Go location in Saginaw.

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