Fast food restaurants may not be healthy but they are perfect for someone who really needs to eat and doesn’t have a lot of time. And if you’re in a rush and also lazy there’s nothing better than drive-thru, but it seems some fast food chains do a better job at getting you through that drive-thru than others.
In case you missed it, a new "QSR" magazine study finds that Burger King services their drive-thru customers the fastest, taking an average of only three minutes and 13 seconds to complete an order. Interestingly, two the busiest fast food chains, McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A, are also the slowest, but even their service doesn’t take too long. In fact, every chain in the study got folks their food in less than five minutes.
Top Ten Fastest Fast Food Drive-Thrus
- Burger King
- Dunkin Donuts
- Taco Bell
- Carl’s Jr.
Some thoughts I had as I examined this list:
To paraphrase some commercials I've heard, YOUR results may vary. We've all lived in a town where a certain "fast" food restaurant got a reputation for being slooooooow because of poor management.
I am NOT surprised by seeing Chick-Fil-A and McDonalds at number nine and ten, because those chains are now emphasizing quality food fixed when you order it. That said, Wendy's has been preparing your food when you order it for years - so that experience puts them near the top of the list.
Any surprises on this list of you?