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A Drive Through Chinese Restaurant

I often wonder why I’ve never seen a drive through Chinese restaurant.  Call ahead, and you’re food will be ready as soon as you get to Window #1 to pay.  Ten minutes.  That’s all that is needed.  In fact, with a long line of cars, you could place, and pay for, your order at Window #1, and by the time that you get to Window #2 your order will be ready!

Why hasn’t anyone thought of this yet?  Or, if they have, why don’t I know about it?  It seems such a simple and convenient solution.  No worries about finding a parking spot.  Or having to walk a few blocks back to your car while your food cools.  No!  It will go straight from the kitchen right in to your car.  In the dead of winter you will be blasting your heater, naturally keeping your food warm.  In the summer, may we suggest a cooler to keep your food warm? (By the way, why is it called a cooler when you want it to keep your food warm?  I can understand using it when you want to keep your beverages, or food, cold… but warm?  I think there needs to be a new generic name for this device.  Who wants to come up with it?)

What could possibly go wrong??

drive-thru-chinese-restaurantAh so!  Typo!!  Sign should have read “Drive Through”, and NOT “Drive IN”.  Big mistake.  Hmm, no.  That’s not it either.  Driving “in” is one thing; Driving “through”, another;  However, to be perfectly clear, it should be labeled a “Drive Up” window (though I shudder to think how people will interpret THAT!).

People can be so literal at times.  Or, do they suffer from Chinese food syndrome?  Not the MSG, Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, but the syndrome where you GOTTA have your Chinese food NOW!  No seats available in the dining area?  No problem!  I’ll bring my own!  Epic Fail!

So now you know the rest of the story.

drive-in-chinese-restaurantWhat do you think of the concept of a drive-thru window at your local Chinese take-out restaurant?

Do you have any other suggestions for improving your Chinese dining experience?

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

Mee Magnum  (“Chop!  Chop!”)

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