Instant Index: Fast Food Drive-Thrus Getting Slower

By ABC News

Sep 30, 2013 10:12pm
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From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today.What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex or email us at and they could appear on World News.

Tuba Players Collide in High School Marching Band
The Lake Travis High School marching band in Texas lost just about their whole big brass section after two tuba players collided, denting both instruments and causing a six-sousaphone pileup. No one was hurt. The tuba players rolled to their feet and kept on playing.

Fast Food Drive-Thrus Getting Slower
How fast is your fast food? Not as fast as it used to be. According to a 2013 Drive-Thru Performance Study conducted for QSR Magazine, fast-food drive-thru lines are getting slower. McDonald’s clocked the slowest drive-thru speed in 15 years at 3 minutes, 9 seconds. Wendy’s was the fastest at 2 minutes, 14 seconds and Chik-fil-A was slowest at 3 minutes, 23 seconds. It turns out that 70 percent of fast food business is now drive-thru.

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                                                (Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Surf City Surf Dog Competition in California
The quirkiest competition in America took place Sunday. The fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog Competition kicked off in Huntington Beach, Calif. There are four weight classes from under 20 pounds to more than 60. The pups can even surf together with humans. Some even surfed facing backward.

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