In today's world we are all in a hurry. That extra five minutes really does mean a lot. So it brings up the question... what is the fastest drive-thru in Illinois?

Bangkok, Thailand - Mar 4, 2017: customer receiving hamburger and ice cream after order and buy it from McDonald's drive thru service

The Speed Findings

While I don't think the list is wrong (I mean they have the numbers to back it up.) I do think it could be misleading, these numbers are the averages of your wait time...

The Slowest Drive-Thru is Chick-fil-A.

According to industry publication QSR magazine's Drive-thru Report, Chick-fil-A has the slowest drive-thru time of 10 popular restaurants, at 325 seconds, or about 5 1/2 minutes, on average. Wendy's, whose founder Dave Thomas is credited with pioneering the drive-thru concept, was also among the slowest of the restaurants surveyed at 275 seconds, or almost 5 minutes.


The Fastest Drive-thru Taco Bell

When asked what the top two reasons they choose to order using the drive-thru were, per this year’s study, guests picked “Convenience” and “Speed of Service.

Apparently this speed is found in Taco Bell

In order from fastest to slowest drive-thru:

  • Taco Bell completes customer drive-thru orders in 222 seconds
  • Dunkin' completes customer drive-thru orders in 238 seconds
  • KFC completes customer drive-thru orders in 239 seconds
  • Arby's completes customer drive-thru orders in 261 seconds
  • Burger King completes customer drive-thru orders in 266 seconds
  • Hardee's completes customer drive-thru orders  in 272 seconds
  • Wendy's completes customer drive-thru orders in 275 seconds
  • Mcdonald's completes customer drive-thru orders in 291 seconds
  • Chick-fil-A completes customer drive-thru orders in 325 seconds

It should be noted that The study should have looked at how many cars are served an hour rather than the wait time at a certain time. I believe with all my heart that Chick-fil-A moves its people along faster. That line is ALWAYS moving, and they are so friendly and professional.

Personal from my own experience I believe these findings aren't correct. What do you think?

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