When social distance is the new normal, car-based services are a convenient option for picking up favorite out-of-home foods and beverages. According to Technomic's market researchers, companys around the world are answering to this demand.
It makes sense that car-based services would grow. Grabbing food from a vehicle is convenient and the personal space offers a buffer to maintain social distance.
Prior to the pandemic, drive-thru accounted for just 35 percent of takeout orders globally and was most prevalent in the U.S. (52%), Saudi Arabia (53%) and the UAE (49%).Now chains like Starbucks are putting drive-thrus in markets like India. Others are banking on park and dine, while many more are introducing contactless carside pickup.