Convenience Drives Design of New Restaurant Prototypes | Franchise Focus






Drive-thru lanes and pickup spots dedicated to mobile orders are features of Del Taco’s latest prototype, top. Above, the Pokeworks Cruise-Thru Lane model aims to drive digital orders.


Restaurant franchises are rolling out new prototypes at a dizzying pace, some with double drive-thrus, others with digital lockers but all aimed at accommodating customers whose expectations of convenience were amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Slimmed down footprints and the incorporation of more technology are also meant to benefit operators as brands look to cut back on construction costs and drive sales to digital channels.

Here’s a look at how five brands

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