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.