- Biscuitville, a roughly 70-unit chain that operates in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, will open its first drive-thru-only location in North Carolina on May 30, the company wrote in an email to Restaurant Dive.
- The unit, Biscuitville Express, will offer a walk-up window and a single-lane drive-thru.
- The company said roughly three out of every four guests use the chain’s drive-thrus, and the new unit will help support these on-the-go guests.
The chain continues to expand its traditional locations, opening its first South Carolina location in April, according to a press release emailed to Restaurant Dive. This location features a double drive-thru. The company said it will open more locations in the state in the coming months.
The Express unit will serve the chain’s complete menu, which includes biscuits that are baked every 15 minutes, as well as expanded drink options such as Cheerwine. The design also replicates several traditional store features, including the look of a barn with a tin roof, barn doors and gooseneck lights. The restaurant will be located at 1700 S. Church Street in Burlington, North Carolina. The company told Restaurant Dive that it didn’t have any information to share about any future drive-thru-only locations.
Several other chains have been opening drive-thru-only restaurants as drive-thru business continues to grow. Jack in the Box opened its first off-premise-only store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in October. Tim Hortons debuted a drive-thru-only model in the U.S. last summer. Rego Restaurant Group is developing off-premise-only units using modular construction. Krystal, Captain D’s, Jimmy John’s and White Castle are also opening drive-thru-only units.