Kiosks used for ordering at fast-food drive-thru window.
Original Publication Date: 2001-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Recently I have seen new technology at the drive-thru window at McDonald's, where as the order is placed a display shows the order. Imagine being able to also place the order from a touch-screen kiosk. The kiosk can also have an intercom to communicate to the employees, if the customer has trouble with using the kiosk. There is already software and configurations that allow employees to place orders, this invention is the next step which can use the similar software and configuration to allow the customer place the order. Scenario: 1. Customer drives next to the kiosk.