McDonald’s has installed a test restaurant located outside Fort Worth, Texas that allows customers to receive orders in their cars from a food and beverage conveyor, according to the company’s corporate website.
The conveyor is located at a separate drive-thru lane for app orders which the company cites as an option for customers to skip the traditional drive-thru lane.
The company is seeking new ways to serve customers faster and easier, Max Carmona, senior director, global design and restaurant development, said on the website.
The restaurant is “considerably smaller” than a traditional company restaurant, according to the website. There is a delivery pick-up room for couriers to retrieve orders as well as order kiosks and an order pick-up shelf.
There are several parking spaces for curbside pick-up and designated parking spaces for delivery drivers.
The food and beverage conveyor for delivering pick-up orders has been compared to a vending machine, according to an msn.com report.