No matter where you live, 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 Iowa.

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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 In Iowa 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 In Iowa is 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

William Thomas Cain, Getty Images
William Thomas Cain, Getty Images

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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