Fortunately, there’s no immediate threat to this cherished lifestyle, which has prompted pages of commentary on Reddit among the 36,000 members of r/Taco Bell. Drive-thru orders accounted for up to 70% of Taco Bell’s revenue in 2017, according to Food and Wine.

Yet the Bell drive-thru may, slowly, lose its cultural relevance. In 2017, Taco Bell announced plans to open hundreds of outlets that serve booze and have no drive-thru.

And then there are the new-fangled Chipotlanes, which may well be the shape of things to come. If so, I for one will raise a glass to the vibrant culture that was, even if I, too, end up chowing down on Lifestyle Bowls (in my designated parking spot) that I ordered from my phone.

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