Study Ranks Drive Thru Wait Times – See How Long Your Fav Takes
Is it just me or do drive-thrus sometimes end up taking WAY more time than just going inside?
Yesterday I got Chick-fil-A and I went through the drive thru to save time. I opened the bag and my order was wrong. So I had to pull around, go inside, and get my correct order. I got a new bag of food, and headed on my way again only to have to turn around because they forgot the best part, the sauce.
Moral of the story, drive-thrus aren't as convenient as we think they are. And Chick-fil-A was actually ranked as having the longest wait time. Here's the whole list from slowest to fastest according to the 2019 QSR study -
- Chick-fil-A - Wait time: 322.98 seconds
- McDonald's - Wait time: 284.05 seconds
- Hardee's - Wait time: 266.34 seconds
- Arby's - Wait time: 263.46 seconds
- KFC - Wait time: 243.73 seconds
- Carl's Jr. - Wait time: 240.51 seconds
- Taco Bell - Wait time: 240.38 seconds
- Burger King - Wait time: 235.48 seconds
- Wendy's - Wait time: 230.38 seconds
- Dunkin' - Wait time: 216.75 seconds
So looks like either way I would've had a bit of a wait at Chick-fil-A.