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Cruising for fries, and more, with that

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 29, 2007 at 8:55 am | No Comments »
August 29, 2007 8:55 am

Drive-thru service is one of the “key business builders” recommended in a national restaurant survey.

Sixty-three percent of quick-service restaurants expect unspecified but larger sales from drive-thru operations, according to a survey by the National Restaurant Association.

I’m a California kid, so I understand car culture. We had a drive-thru dairy in our town, and there were no cows in sight.

Drive-thru cleaning. Drive-thru cigarettes, even drive-thru frisky espresso, they’re all part of our vehicular addiction.

Back when I worked for Restaurant Ray, I did a drive-thru promotion. One of his restaurants did great lunch business, but suffered for customers when downtown workers drove home in droves.


Leave Work Fast. Get Dinner Faster.

Phone in your order. Pay be credit card.

Call us when you get to the parking lot next door.

We’ll bring your dinner right out to you.

Yeah, pretty much what Outback does.

By the way, my favorite South Sound drive-thru is at Wagner’s Bakery in Olympia. Pastries. In the side alley. Delicious.

Where’s your favorite drive-thru, with or without fries with that?

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