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Drive-thru dominates even as dine-in restrictions ease

McDonald's and Domino's Pizza saw stronger U.S. same-store sales in the July-September period, indicating customers' preference for drive-thru and delivery remained strong even as lockdown restrictions eased.

McDonald's said its U.S. same-store sales -- or sales at stores open at least a year -- rose 4.6% in the third quarter.

Domino's said its U.S. same-store sales jumped 17.5% in the July-September period, better than the 16% growth it saw in the second quarter.

Fast food chains have fared better throughout the pandemic than sit-down restaurants, which had to close dining rooms and were less likely to have drive-thru windows or delivery options.

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