France gets first drive-thru boulangerie

26th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 25 (AFP) - Taking a leaf out of the book of fast-food joints such as McDonald's, a shop owner in a Paris suburb has opened France's first drive-through boulangerie, selling take-away breads and patisseries to rushed motorists, according to a report in Le Parisien newspaper.

PARIS, July 25 (AFP) - Taking a leaf out of the book of fast-food joints such as McDonald's, a shop owner in a Paris suburb has opened France's first drive-through boulangerie, selling take-away breads and patisseries to rushed motorists, according to a report in Le Parisien newspaper.

The outlet, located in a former service station on a busy highway in Port-Marly, west of the capital, already counts up 200 customers a day and the owner, Jocelyne Joly, was quoted as saying she saw that number increasing tenfold within months.

France has adopted fast-food ideas from the United States to cater to millions of foreign tourists and its residents, but they co-exist alongside traditions such as proper sit-down meals in restaurants and daily trips to local boulangeries.

© AFP

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