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Drive-Thru Digest

May 3, 2023

Matt Cook, Editor

Fairly quiet week, but a good amount of expansion news.  Worth a few minutes of your time, so grab your coffee and enjoy.

A couple of events coming up later this year you might want to consider:


3rd Annual Ghost Kitchen and Virtual Restaurant Conference

  • Houston, Texas
  • July 7-8, 2023
  • Click here for more information


Drive-Thru Innovations Summit

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • September 27, 2023
  • Click here for more information.


And now, the news…

Drive-Thru Digest – Issue #67

Starbucks and the Coffee Sector are Buzzing

The category is proving more than resilient to COVID's challenges.

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Starbucks sales, prices head higher

Starbucks plans to dedicate 90% of new store growth to units with drive-thrus.

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Caribou Coffee plans multiple drive-thrus in Fort Myers, Naples area

Caribou Coffee plans to pour it on with at least 20 drive-thru locations in Collier and Lee counties.

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Drive-Thru Coffee Shop Chain Announces First Orange County Locations

Oregon-based company Dutch Bros. Coffee plans to open two locations in Orange County.

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An insurance expert weighs in on how to safely open a drive-thru lane

The things that can go wrong in a drive-thru and how to make sure you’re covered.

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JackBe, a curbside drive-thru grocer, opens 2nd location

The Oklahoma-based grocer’s newest location is in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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7 Brew bringing drive-thru coffee shop to Universal City

A new drive-thru coffee concept was dropped into Universal City.

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The Human Bean shows how drive-thru coffee stays hot in the franchise industry

Weathering several recessions and a pandemic, The Human Bean coffee drive-thrus still come out on top.

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To order or not to order in the drive-thru lane

The chain has redesigned its drive-thrus to accommodate different types of users.

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Hilarious Impressions of Every Customer You've Ever Seen at a Fast Food Window

This creator put together a hilarious parody that compiles all the types of people that come through the drive thru.

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Neighbors concerned about plan for a Chick-fil-A near Southgate

The thought of a second Chick-fil-A opening on South Florida Avenue has raised alarm among Lakeland residents.

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Starbucks Location Tabled Over Drive-Thru Concerns

Starbucks coffee lovers will have to wait a bit longer before a new location is given the green light.

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Cali Coffee Wants to Open Two New Drive-Thru Locations in Coconut Creek

Cali Coffee, a growing drive-thru coffee franchise, is planning to open two locations in Coconut Creek.

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Del Taco opens dual drive-thru location

Del Taco has opened a dual drive-thru location in the Atlanta metro market.

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Valyant AI secures fifth US patent to advance its conversational AI platform at drive-thrus

Valyant AI is currently the only company with patents covering AI-based drive-thru order automation.

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