A Chick-fil-A during the lunch rush is an orchestration of efficiency. With two or three drive-thru lanes and eight or more indoor registers, hundreds of customers are able to quickly get their fried-chicken fix six days a week. Chick-fil-A’s finely tuned business model and increasing need for space is causing retail landlords to think about retail pad sites differently.
In addition to the extra space needed for multiple drive-thru lanes, popular restaurants like Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out need increased parking, expanding the restaurant's footprint. Serving more customers means more foot traffic through the center. A popular fast-food restaurant is on par with a grocery anchor.. . . more