Thursday, December 1, 2011

Drive-thru Convenience stores threaten QSR sector.

If success leaves clues convenience stores from around the country have picked them up from the QSR sector leaders and are now experimenting with drive-thru units at an exponential rate.  Understanding that the consumer is time starved and in need or fresh food fast.  Now many C-stores are offering fast fresh food via a Drive-thru threating the very core of many legacy QSR operations with weak differentiation.
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Photo’s: Cumberland Farms, Brew Thru, Cappy’s Drive Thru, The Dairy Barn Swiss Farms
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1 comment:

  1. Why are QSR slow to change? They seem stuck in the past. I like where the "c-stores" are going.