These Crazy Photos Show Just How Long Fast-Food Drive-Thru Lines Are Right Now
Here's a bird's-eye view of the lines right now.
We’ve all been feeling cooped up lately. The best way to take a break from the real world is by munching on a Big Mac or a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets. Now that fast-food chains are only doing to-go orders, though, you may have noticed that lines are a few car lengths longer.
These photos show what you’re in for on the cruise to the drive-thru. Don’t be afraid to pack a pre-lunch snack!
Who has the longest drive-thru line?
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McDonald’s is known for speed, but everyone craving a side of unreasonably delicious McDonald’s fries is waiting a little longer. By the way, this is why their fries are so addictive.
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Starbucks is packed lately, and everyone’s waiting for a caffeine pick-me-up. The good news is that Starbucks is tentatively rolling out plans to reopen stores in June, so you may not be waiting in the drive-thru for too much longer.
In-N-Out is taking precautions during COVID-19 by sticking solely to the drive-thru at most locations, plus offering patio delivery to pedestrians.
How to skip the drive-thru line
Don’t worry—there are plenty of ways to get your grub without spending too long in the drive-thru. We recommend contactless delivery for a safe and speedy dinner, and many delivery services and restaurants are offering discounts right now to support the foodservice industry.
Services like Uber Eats are even waiving delivery fees on orders from local restaurants who may be struggling through these tough times. If you do brave the journey to the drive-thru, it’s important to practice patience and treat your servers with kindness. They’re working hard to keep us happy and full, and we couldn’t be more grateful!