The drive-through in your pocket

Mobile fast-food apps can be a time-saver, but there are always going to be glitches

John I. Carney
6 min readApr 4, 2023

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A partial screenshot of an Android smartphone showing various fast food app icons, divided in the middle by a jagged stripe with a dotted line through the center.

The first fast food mobile app that I used regularly was the Subway app. I hate going through the line at Subway. You always either feel like you are holding the person behind you up, or the person ahead of you is holding you up. Maybe it’s gotten better with Subway’s…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike