• Shake Shack, Panera, and Chipotle open drive-thrus to keep up with fast-food rivals like McDonald's and Taco Bell

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Drive-thrus are a crucial part of fast-food chains' strategies in the coronavirus era.
    Drive-thru orders made up 90% of McDonald's business in the US in the most recent quarter, helping the chain rebuild sales.
    Shake Shack, Chipotle, and Panera are among the chains that are now investing in drive-thrus as the pandemic stretches on.
    "I'm a big believer that drive-thrus are going to continue to be very important," Panera CEO Niren Chaudhary told Business Insider. "Therefore, as we look ahead, we will build more drive-thrus than we have in the past."
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