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Drive-Thru Accounts for Almost Half of All Restaurant Occasions

Quick-service restaurants are the primary locations for drive-thru transactions.

Aramark Opens Pop-Up Stores in Health Care Facilities

The one-stop shops allow doctors, nurses and hospital staff to purchase food and other necessities on the way home.

Digital orders

Quick-service restaurants, though, drove gains in digital and delivery orders.

QSR drive-thru

Total transactions were down 43 percent in the week ending April 12 vs. one year ago.

NPD: Food budgets may be restricted by rising unemployment, payroll reductions and temporary furloughs.

The digital convenience operator is piloting six new market and expanded delivery zones.

The program is designed to understand how customers respond to merchandise valued at greater than $1.

Dollar General logo

Retailer plans for 1,000 store openings alongside remodels and relocations.

The retailer will sign its first lease for a 6,000-square-foot store — which is roughly half the size of its smallest small-format model.


Starbucks, Dunkin' and McDonald's close in-store dining across the nation.

With the licensed version, customers announce themselves with a credit card vs. the mobile app.

Egg McMuffin

Customers can get free breakfast sandwiches from both chains on March 2.

Dunkin' Brands logo

By exiting the limited-menu sites, the company will look to expand its next-generation restaurants.

The store features ready-made meals and household essentials.

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