China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) and McDonald’s China have opened their first collaborative Drive-Thru restaurant and gas station complex in Beijing. The two companies formed a strategic alliance last June.
The Drive-Thru restaurant—McDonald’s 16th in China, but the first in partnership with Sinopec—is situated in Sinopec’s Shahedong gas station in Changping District, Beijing. Collaboratively designed and developed by Sinopec and McDonald’s, the Drive-Thru restaurants in Sinopec gas stations represent “a whole new service model” for customers, according to the partners.
Sinopec owns more than 30,000 gas stations in China—the largest work and the most market coverage in the country. The first combined gas station-restaurants will be opened in large and medium cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Dongguan.
McDonald’s opened its first Drive-Thru restaurant in China in November 2005 in the central business district of Dongguan, Guangdong Province. The company has opened more than 1,000 Drive-Thru restaurants in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.
One of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Drive Wise” tips to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, is to:
Avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines, for example, at fast-food restaurants...