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Drive-Thru Digest

April 5, 2023

Matt Cook, Editor

A good number of articles concerning AI and drive-thru as they continue to expand.  JackBe reports an influx of fundraising.  And Smashburger, Habit Burger Grill, Motley 7 Brew, 151 Coffee, and Jamba Hawaii announce the opening of new locations.

And now the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #63

How a McDonald’s Franchisee Improved Drive-Thru Speed by 19 Seconds

This solution also cut meal-prep time by nearly 20 percent. But that’s just the half of it.

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That's not a human talking to you in the fast food drive-thru

The AI voice bots are mostly being used for drive-thru services and for taking orders over the phone.

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Presto to double down on drive-thru AI under new leadership

Interim CEO Krishna Gupta plans to continue what he helped his college buddy Rajat Suri start back in 2008.

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Valyant AI raises additional funding to enhance drive-thru ordering experience

Valyant AI announced today that it recently completed a new round of funding.

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Curbside drive-thru grocer JackBe raises $11.5 million in capital funding

The company says the investment will fast-track expansion.

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Smashburger Joins Fast Casual's Evolution with New Virtual Drive-Thru

The pickup lane, located in Houston, has mixed as high as 8 percent.

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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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The Habit Burger Grill Opens Store in St. George, Utah

The Habit Burger Grill announces today the grand opening of their newest restaurant in St. George, Utah.

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The Habit Burger Grill Celebrates New Drive-Thru Opening In Largo, Their 10th Restaurant in Florida

The Habit Burger Grill announces today the grand opening of their newest restaurant in Largo, Florida.

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Motley 7 Brew coffee drive-thru proposed in Middleburg Heights

Middleburg Heights is taking its time while considering approval for a Motley 7 Brew drive-thru-only, freestanding coffee shop.

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Future drive-up windows can directly face city streets after code change

The ordinance had barred pick-up window service areas from facing city streets.

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151 Coffee to Open in Rowlett, Texas

Get ready for a caffeine-fueled adventure as 151 Coffee opens its doors in Rowlett on April 10!

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Jamba Hawaii opens its first drive-thru in Kapolei

The drive-thru will incorporate classic Jamba favorites along with the great new items.

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