From Miami New Times’s Lee Klein: "QSR Magazine has completed its’ 2008 Quick-Service Drive-Thru
Performance Study, and Chick-fil-A took home the gold as America’s Best
Drive-Thru 2008. Sherri Daye Scott, editor of QSR, explained the
reasons behind the chicken chain’s success: "No bells and whistles, no
out-of-the box training systems. Just a strategy focused on getting the
right order to the right car in a timely and friendly manner."
Categories in this exciting competition include speed of service, order
accuracy, menuboard appearance, and speaker clarity. Wendy’s clocked
the fastest overall speed at 131.08 seconds, Krystal was judged to have
the best menuboard appearance, and Chick-fil-A was the most accurate in
filling orders and boasted the most articulate speakers — judges were
especially impressed with the way they said - "Fries with that?"
McDonald’s and Burger King rounded out the top 5."