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CLUCKING HELL!! Newcastle to get world’s first drive-thru only KFC

Are you sick and tired of waiting in a queue of cars as you snake your way to the drive-through window for your Friday night ‘cheat meal’?

Well, that’s all set to become a thing of the past with iconic fried poultry purveyor KFC announcing that our fair city is to be home to the world’s first drive-thru only restaurant.

At the new Drive-Thru only concept which boasts five lanes, Novocastrians will be able to order and pay for a meal with the KFC smartphone app or website before arriving at the restaurant.

All customers need to do is enter a unique four-digit code generated by the smartphone app on a touchscreen receiver, which will send their order to the kitchen where it is freshly prepared, ready for collection.

For those that still crave human interaction when ordering their two-piece feed, here will be two traditional order and payment lanes alongside the three app and website order lanes.

“Drive-Thru Only is the latest example of KFC’s commitment to innovation, and to giving Aussies the most delicious and fresh chicken possible,” KFC CMO Kristi Woolrych said.

“We’re dedicated to continually building on our customer offering, that we’re always providing delicious and fresh meals, in the most convenient way to meet their busy lifestyles.”

It makes sense for the chain to go down this route as they have seen a 100 per cent increase year on year in the number of online app orders over the last five years.

Construction of the new concept store, which will be located on Lambton Road, Broadmeadow, commenced in June and is expected to open its doors in November this year. The concept will also serve as a trial for potential roll-out across the country.

Written by Newcastle Live

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