McDonald’s, Burger King, and White Castle have been investing in emerging technology for a while now and recently, in a world first, KFC has even started selling chicken nuggets that were grown in a lab. But now, when you visit one of their restaurants you can expect to see smart menu boards, automated ordering and payment systems, and even pay with your face – all thanks to AI.

In 2019 the average McDonald’s drive-thru took six minutes and 18 seconds, but recently the company trimmed that to five minutes and 49 seconds in 2020, according to an annual report from market researcher SeeLevel HX. And with drive-thrus now account for a larger share of fast-food sales than ever before which, in top markets is 70% of sales at McDonald’s, the race is on for major chains to get those speeds even faster.

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