Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.
SAMPLE CONSUMER INSIGHTS - Subscribe to access 8,255 more

Alternative Drive-Thru

The traditional drive-thru format is revamped for modern rituals

Trend - Drive-thrus, once a simple and convenient method of getting food, are now being adapted to better suit the rituals and needs of modern consumers. Everything from accessibility to digitalization is now a focus in this space, with companies and institutions across a range of industries taking part in contemporary versions of standard drive-thrus.

Insight - As consumers' habits in the modern digital age change, so has the requirement that brands adapt traditional business models into formats that fit contemporary consumption habits. With the growth of interconnectivity, consumers are now accustomed to convenience that doesn't sacrifice on the quality of their purchases and experiences. The revamping of the drive-thru space is one such example of how old models can adapt to modern rituals.
Workshop Question - How could your brand revisit and revamp some of the more traditional aspects of its business?
7.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
5 Featured, 45 Examples:
60,203 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jun 17 — Oct 19
Trending:
Fresh and Warm
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

Related Trend Reports & Custom Market Research

Related Examples

Premium QSR Coffee Menus
Premium QSR Coffee Menus
BK Café will Deliver Exceptional Drinks for an Authentic Experience
play_circle_filled Pop Art-Inspired Burger Ads
Pop Art-Inspired Burger Ads
Burger King's Super Bowl Ad Uses 'Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger'
Mocking Burger Campaigns
Mocking Burger Campaigns
Burger King Mocks McDonalds with The Not Big Macs Menu Feature
State Fair-Inspired Desserts
State Fair-Inspired Desserts
Sonic is Serving Up Two Deep-Fried Treats with a Side of Ice Cream
Sweet Funnel Cake Fries
Sweet Funnel Cake Fries
Burger King is Bringing Funnel Cake Fries to the Masses
Mysterious Burger Chain Deliveries
Mysterious Burger Chain Deliveries
Burger King is Now Mailing Mystery Boxes to DoorDash Customers
Sensory-Inclusive Stores
Sensory-Inclusive Stores
The Autism-Friendly NBA Store Brings Stadium Experiences to All Fans
Face-to-Face Drive-Thru Ordering
Face-to-Face Drive-Thru Ordering
Chick-fil-A's 'Face-to-Face Ordering' Speeds Up Its Drive-Thru
Pivoting Drive-Thru Canopies
Pivoting Drive-Thru Canopies
OrderMatic's Drive-Thru Canopy Moves to Accommodate Tall Vehicles
Pizza-Centric Drive-Thrus
Pizza-Centric Drive-Thrus
'California Quick Slice' Will Make Pizza Available Fast by the Slice
On-Demand Drive-Thru Apps
On-Demand Drive-Thru Apps
The 'Drive-Thru On Demand' App Aims to Make Every Eatery a Drive-Thru
Urban Delivery Robots
Urban Delivery Robots
The 'Eliport' Autonomous Ground Vehicle Completes Short-Range Deliveries
Personalized Location-Based Food Apps
Personalized Location-Based Food Apps
HowUDish Helps People with Dietary Restrictions
Rapid Grocery Deliveries
Rapid Grocery Deliveries
Whole Foods Grocery Delivery is Now Handled Through Amazon Prime
Demand-Based Food Ordering Apps
Demand-Based Food Ordering Apps
The 'Gebni' Takeout Food App Discounts Dishes Based on Demand
Next-Gen Donut Shops
Next-Gen Donut Shops
Dunkin' Donuts' Concept Store Features Mobile Pickup and Drinks on Tap
Weight Loss Drive-Thrus
Weight Loss Drive-Thrus
The Weight Watchers Drive-Thru Serves "Healthy & Happy Meals"
Artisanal Dried Flower Retailers
Artisanal Dried Flower Retailers
Dried Flower Forever Specializes in Bouquets for the Modern Bride
Takeout Pizza Insurance Policies
Takeout Pizza Insurance Policies
Dominos' Carryout Insurance Protects Your Pizza from Accidents
play_circle_filled P2P Home Cooking Platforms
P2P Home Cooking Platforms
'DishMe' Connects Home Cooks with Hungry Consumers
Data-Powered Drive-Thrus
Data-Powered Drive-Thrus
Long John Silver's is Implementing an Advanced Drive-Thru System
Premium Grab-and-Go Meals
Premium Grab-and-Go Meals
The Eataly Pronto Meals are Freshly Prepared and Healthy
Grillhouse Restaurant Drive-Thrus
Grillhouse Restaurant Drive-Thrus
Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill Launched Its First Drive-Thru
POV Drive-Thru Ads
POV Drive-Thru Ads
This Burger King Advertisement Was Shot Entirely on Snapchat Spectacles
Augmented Reality Gravesites
Augmented Reality Gravesites
Virtual Graves Offer a Cost-Effective Alternative to Funerals
Respectful Funereal Robots
Respectful Funereal Robots
The Pepper Robot Can Perform Buddhist Funeral Rites
Customizable Commuter Pods
Customizable Commuter Pods
'InMotion' Autonomous Commuting Vehicles Boast Changing Interiors
Bridge Inspection Robots
Bridge Inspection Robots
This Autonomous Droid Finds Comprised Construction With Radar and Sensors
Zero Emissions Cargo Ships
Zero Emissions Cargo Ships
This Fully Electric Autonomous Ship Will Hit the Seas in 2018
Shifting Autonomous Shipping Vehicles
Shifting Autonomous Shipping Vehicles
The Volvo Autonomous Carrier Increases Useable Space
play_circle_filled Autonomous Garbage Trucks
Autonomous Garbage Trucks
Volvo is Testing Out an Autonomous Waste Collection Vehicle
Crowdsourced Mapping Data
Crowdsourced Mapping Data
Mapillary's Street Level Images will Help Train Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Tech Brand Vehicles
Autonomous Tech Brand Vehicles
Samsung's Driverless Car Concept is Equipped with A.I. Capabilities
play_circle_filled Dancing Through the Dark Times
Dancing Through the Dark Times
In His Talk on Happiness, Jake Gellis Considers Perspective
play_circle_filled Takeout Delivery Rovers
Takeout Delivery Rovers
Yelp Eat24 is Now Testing Marble's Food Delivery Robot in San Francisco
Death Planning Apps
Death Planning Apps
The Cake App Helps People Get Their Affairs in Order Before Death
Autonomous Indoor Air Purifiers
Autonomous Indoor Air Purifiers
The 'Super L' Air Purifier Keeps Constant Track of Air Quality
Vertical Self-Care Gardens
Vertical Self-Care Gardens
The 'Citysens' Indoor Gardening System is Ideal for Small Spaces
Simplified Funeral-Arranging Apps
Simplified Funeral-Arranging Apps
Umer is a Funeral Planning App and Niche Business Concept
Takeout Meal Delivery Drones
Takeout Meal Delivery Drones
Just Eat Delivered an Inaugural Takeaway Meal in Greenwich
Serene Toy Store Environments
Serene Toy Store Environments
Toys R Us Stores' 'Quiet Hour' is for Children Affected by Autism
High-Tech Funeral Services
High-Tech Funeral Services
Foundation Partners Group Offers Multi-sensory Experience Rooms
Noise-Free Retail Initiatives
Noise-Free Retail Initiatives
This Store Will Run a Quiet Hour for Shoppers with Autism
Reconstructive Body Funerals
Reconstructive Body Funerals
The Longhua Funeral Parlor Uses 3D-Printing to Rebuild Lost Limbs
Whimsical Funeral Installations
Whimsical Funeral Installations
These Designers Have Reimagined the Standard Funeral Set Up