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External Article 4 September 2020

Take a look at Burger King’s new ‘touchless’ restaurant designs with solar panels and outdoor seating

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Burger King on Thursday revealed two new restaurant designs that offer a totally "touchless" experience, along with solar panels, conveyor belts that deliver orders to customers and outdoor seating.

The Restaurant Brands International chain is the latest restaurant company to announce permanent changes to its locations after the coronavirus pandemic transformed consumer behavior. Drive-thru visits increased by 26% in April, May and June, according to data from the NPD Group.

"In March our in-house design and tech team accelerated new restaurant design plans and pushed the limits of what a Burger King restaurant could be," Restaurant Brands' Chief Operating Officer Josh Kobza said in a statement. "We took into consideration how consumer behaviors are changing and [how] our guests will want to interact with our restaurants."

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