WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Drive-thru times slowing down according to study(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It looks like drive-thru times are slowing down.That news comes from an annual study by fast food industry trade publication QSR Magazine.The study measured the average drive-thru speed, from order to pick-up, at 7 major fast food restaurants.The average wait time was approximately 3 minutes--that's about 8 seconds slower than last year's average.Chick-Fil-A was the slowest, with an average time of nearly 3:24. Wendy's was the fastest with an average time of nearly 2:14.According to researchers, the slow-down is due to more complex new products being offered and busier drive-thru lanes.