Don’t worry about fast food running out food just yet. Fast food companies are well stocked to handle the influx of customers, especially Burger King and Popeyes.
What’s going on:
- Jose Cil, the CEO of Restaurant Brands, the parent company to Popeyes, Burger King and Tim Hortons, recently told The First Trade that his company is prepared to handle increased demand from customers who flock to the drive-thru instead of grocery stores.
- Cil said: “We are well positioned to continue to meet demand out there.”
- Burger King has already committed to helping out parents who normally ask schools to feed their children due to their low incomes, according to Fox News.
What fast food companies are doing
- Multiple fast food chains have reworked how they’re handling food amid the coronavirus. In fact, many of the chains have stopped allowing people to eat inside their restaurant.
- Chick-fil-A announced Sunday it would no longer allow people to eat inside its restaurants during the outbreak, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- McDonald’s has closed seating and the play areas, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- Starbucks shifted its restaurant to be a “to-go” store where customers can only order in the drive-thru or through the app.
- Shake Shack will similarly invoke a “to go” model where your have to order through an app.
- Taco Bell is only allowing sales through its “drive-thru” and delivery options.