EppsNet Archive: Drive-Thrus

A Bite of Nostalgia

9 Feb 2018 /
Western Bacon Cheeseburger

I drove through Carl’s Jr. today for lunch . . .

“Would you like to try a Western Bacon Cheeseburger?” the girl asked.

“Yes, that sounds good.”

The Western Bacon Cheeseburger was a favorite of mine when it was introduced in the early 1980s. A taste of nostalgia!

I was tempted when I got to the window to ask why she’d recommended a Western Bacon Cheeseburger and not some new-fangled menu item as is customary, but I was afraid she’d say they just had a couple lying around and needed to get rid of them . . .


Lesson Learned at the Drive-Thru

21 Aug 2015 /

Del Taco cup

This Coke Zero I got at the Del Taco drive-thru tastes more like root beer than any other Coke Zero I’ve ever had. Possibly the guy in front of me or behind me is wondering right now why his root beer tastes like Coke Zero.

Note to self: In future visits to fast food drive-thrus, take a sip of the drink before driving off with it.


Stick to the Script. Don’t Ad Lib.

10 Mar 2012 /
Carl's Jr. sign

I’m at the Carl’s Jr. drive-thru, and in keeping with the time-honored fast food tradition of having the person with the worst command of the English language and/or the most unintelligible accent work the drive-thru, the guy says, “Welcome to Carl’s Jr. Would you like to try [unintelligible] patty [unintelligible]?”

“What?”

“Welcome to Carl’s Jr. . . .”


Queueing Theory

11 Mar 2011 /

Put four fat chicks in one car and you can slow the normally brisk pace of the McDonald’s drive-thru lane down to an absolute crawl . . .


Personal Space

24 Aug 2009 /

The guy at the Green Burrito drive-thru leans all the way out the window and almost into my car to ask, in an Eastern European accent, “Can I get you any taco sauce or something?”

Uh, no thanks, Miroslav. I know different cultures have different ideas about personal space but here in America we like you to stay inside the window and just talk to us from there . . .