Fast Food

McDonald’s Reboots Slow Service with Third Drive-Thu Window


According to an October study by QSR Magazine, service at a McDonald’s drive-thru takes about 189 seconds, compared to 158 seconds at Taco Bell and 134 seconds at Wendy’s. Service at McDonald’s drive-thus have slowed since last year, the report shows, and in an attempt to address longer wait times, the chain plans to install a third drive-thru window.

Currently, customers in cars pull up to the first window to pay for their order before picking up their food at the second window. However, starting next year in both new and revamped locations, McDonald’s will add a “Fast Forward Drive-Thru” that will allow patrons to bypass the second window when their order isn’t ready and to drive to a third stop to wait.

Part of the reason for the chain’s longer wait times may stem from the emergence of more complicated menu items and an increasing popularity of drive-thrus. Hmph, Dollar and More Menu, we blame you.


This Tax Protester Leaves Angry Anti-Tax Note Instead of Tip


Yikes. There are a fair amount of tax payers out there who are all a flurry over the recent passage of Prop 30 in November. Apparently, some of these tax payers are so upset that they’ve taken it upon themselves to print out little cards of protest.

Like this patron (see the above). Originally spotted on Reddit by user nickshambo, he explains that a “Friend got this as a tip. I’d be livid.”

While Biz Insider’s Kim Bhasin cautiously notes that the card may be fake, let’s assume it is genuine and check the situation real quick: The guy or gal who left the card in lieu of an actual tip claims that as “a direct result of Propostion 30” s/he finds that they “must cut back on discretionary spending and gratuities.”

Note: While Prop 30 does raise sales taxes, this patron is most likely complaining about the tax increase for individuals in California with an annual income of $250,000. Buddy, we understand your passive aggressive fury. Although, next time, instead of spending cash printing out infuriating cards, stay home, save your money and pop a hot pocket in the oven.

H/T Biz Insider + PicThx Reddit