Social distancing and snacking just go easier since 7-Eleven just opened its first drive-through store in Dallas according to a USA Today article from March 25th. In it they say:
“7-Eleven is making it easier to satisfy late-night taco cravings and get a quick Slurpee to go.
The convenience store chain opened its first Laredo Taco Company drive-thru in its Evolution store in Dallas, Texas. It’s also 7-Eleven’s first-ever drive-thru.
The drive-thru serves tacos and meals with beef barbacoa, chorizo, carne asada and carnitas, as well as breakfast tacos made with eggs and breakfast bowls.
Drive-thru hours are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.”
The store also incorporates digital technology in the store experience to minimize human-to-human contact according to a Dallas Innovates article from March 23rd. In it they say:
“Digitally, initiatives are incorporated that enhance the shopping experience. Customers can skip the line and pay for non-age-restricted purchases on their smartphone with mobile checkout technology and the 7Rewards loyalty program in the 7-Eleven app. Or, they can use the app to have items delivered to their door or available for pickup.
The Evolution Store at Park and Abrams is just one of 7-Eleven’s plans for 2021. The retailer expects to open concept stores in North Texas and Manassas, Virginia throughout the year.”
These changes will make it easier to comply with Covid guidelines while maintaining business operations.