Ring Around the Restaurant

I hate to admit it, but when I'm working, unless I can remember to make a sandwich every morning, I usually wind up eating fast food for lunch. Often, to save time, I'll get food from the drive through. I've noticed that many fast food restaurants these days force you to drive completely around the restaurant at least once during your visit. What's up with that? Sometimes, given the limited approaches of pad restaurants in new developments, you wind up circumnavigating the restaurant twice. First you have to drive past the restaurant to get to an entrance, then you have to drive around the restaurant to get to the window, then you have to drive past the restaurant again as you exit. I'm not sure what the point is. More time to stare at the building and its ad-laden windows?

2010.06.16 at 12:00am EDT