Computerized servers may shortly be taking orders at the nearest drive-in. According to both Mastercard and the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Zivelo tech application, the Sonic Drive-In—a classic burger destination—will be the first quick-service restaurant (QSR) to use the technology.
The Sonic burger chain was founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States with more than 3,600 locations, according to the company. The restaurant is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants.
According to a Mastercard statement the two companies will be working together to enhance the drive-in, ordering experience for quick service restaurants (QSRs) with a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant and personalized dynamic menu.