Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Drive-Thru Madness - The Numbers

What I neglected to include with my previous post, to emphasize the scale of the problem, are the numbers.

At approximately 6 vehicles per outlet times 2,720 outlets, that results in 16,320 vehicles essentially running 24/7 -- and totally unnecessarily.

To put that in context, it's the equivalent of a 94 acre parking lot filled with vehicles running all day, all night, year after year -- simply out of the toxic combination of the sheer and utter laziness of their occupants and the subsequent support of the corporation.

And this is just one "food" chain. Multiply this by all the others across the planet and it gives you some idea of the scale of the problem.

I haven't noticed drive-thru's being closed down around here, especially in response to a global problem. Instead, there are more every year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mila here. It's too bad Tim Horton's is putting those awful drive-thrus in the middle of cities, I agree with you. We have Dunkin' Donuts here and Tim Horton's in Maine and other border places. Don't forget McDonald's, which I consider a MUCH bigger horror than the donut places...all McDonald's are drive-thrus, I think...or most of them, anyway. It always astonishes me that people are willing to sit in those awful drive-thru lines to get their so-called "food."
But, I'd like to put in a good word for caffeine. I love it. Black. No sugar.