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Chipotle is testing carside pickup in California as online orders explode

Chipotle is testing carside pickup at 29 California locations. Digital orders for Chipotle have seen huge growth over the past year. The chain has largely been a winner throughout the pandemic and has continued opening new locations. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Chipotle announced that it will begin […]
Chipotle is testing carside pickup in California as online orders explode
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Starbucks is giving away Peppermint Mocha air fresheners in a drive-thru-only deal as the coffee giant goes all in on drive-thrus

Starbucks is giving away Peppermint Mocha air fresheners exclusively to drive-thru customers. Baristas are handing out the free air fresheners starting on Thursday. Starbucks heavily hyped its drive-thru business at its investor day on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Starbucks is giving away air fresheners in a […]
Starbucks is giving away Peppermint Mocha air fresheners in a drive-thru-only deal as the coffee giant goes all in on drive-thrus
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The pandemic is permanently changing fast food as Wendy’s, Burger King, and Chipotle double down on high-tech drive-thrus

Wendy’s, Starbucks, and Chipotle are among the many fast-food chains building or renovating locations to beef up their drive-thru business. Chains are also investing in drive-thru-centric technology, with Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Burger King announcing renovations and new store designs. “Of all the lessons we learned during COVID, the power […]
The pandemic is permanently changing fast food as Wendy’s, Burger King, and Chipotle double down on high-tech drive-thrus
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7 US states are setting up drive-through coronavirus testing stations. Trump said Americans can expect to see more soon.

Cities in Washington, Colorado, New York, Texas, and Connecticut have opened drive-through stations to test more people for coronavirus. President Trump said Friday that the administration was looking to open up more of these stations. Drive-through testing stations can help protect healthcare workers from direct exposure to coronavirus and get […]
7 US states are setting up drive-through coronavirus testing stations. Trump said Americans can expect to see more soon.
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McDonald’s drive-thrus are speeding up after years of longer and longer waits

McDonald’s drive-thru times dropped by twenty seconds over the last quarter, according to CEO Steve Easterbrook. This is the second quarter in a row that McDonald’s has shortened drive-thru times in the US. McDonald’s has been making a major effort to speed up drive-thru times, with menu simplification, new tech, […]
McDonald’s drive-thrus are speeding up after years of longer and longer waits
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How McDonald’s is spending millions of dollars to regain its crown as drive-thru king

McDonald’s headquarters and franchisees are investing millions of dollars to speed up drive-thru times after six years of increasingly long waits. On Monday, McDonald’s announced a new program to encourage certain franchisees to upgrade their drive-thrus, according to internal documents obtained by Business Insider. McDonald’s announced in March it would […]
How McDonald’s is spending millions of dollars to regain its crown as drive-thru king
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We visited the Chipotle of the future. Here’s what it’s like.

Chipotle is turning to technology to grow sales, with mobile ordering, delivery, and even a digital drive-thru test in the works. The tech investments are changing what Chipotle looks like for customers and behind the scenes. We recently visited a location in New York City that has served as a […]
We visited the Chipotle of the future. Here’s what it’s like.
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Chipotle has started adding drive-thrus — but there is a huge catch

Chipotle has added drive-thrus to five locations across the US. Unlike at most drive-thrus, customers need to order ahead, either online or through the chain’s app. Chipotle is looking for new ways to drive sales, exploring new menu items and boosting delivery. Chipotle has started adding drive-thrus to restaurants – […]
Chipotle has started adding drive-thrus  —  but there is a huge catch
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These are the fast-food chains with the speediest drive-thru service, ranked

A new study analyses the fastest and slowest drive-thru service at 15 major chains. The speediest service can be found at Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Doughnuts, and Raising Cane’s. Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, and Starbucks lagged behind. Speed is key to winning in the fast-food industry. QSR Magazine has released its annual drive-thru […]
These are the fast-food chains with the speediest drive-thru service, ranked