Wendy's Drive-Thru Customers Get Meals The Fastest

Wendy's customers wait an average of 2 minutes and 10 seconds for their meals, according to an industry magazine. That's 20 seconds faster than runner up Taco Bell. And as it turns out, Burger King is not the king when it comes to speed. An order there takes an average 3 minutes and 21 seconds.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business is a race at the drive-through. When it comes to fast food, Wendy's is winning the drive-through speed test. That's according to a new study from an industry magazine.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Wendy's customers wait an average of two minutes and 10 seconds for their meals, 20 seconds faster than the runner-up, Taco Bell.

INSKEEP: And as it turns out, Burger King is not the king when it comes to speed. A drive-through order takes a whopping three minutes and 21 seconds - a whole 12 seconds longer than its fast food nemesis, McDonald's.

MONTAGNE: Burger King says the delay is due to the fact that they customize each order.

INSKEEP: Have it your way.

MONTAGNE: But the survey also found that the King has the worst at order accuracy, things like holding the pickles or mayo.

INSKEEP: Have it some way.

MONTAGNE: And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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