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Sonic And Shell Offering Fast Food At The Gas Pump

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A photo of the Sonic-Shell kiosk taken by Lauren Drewes Daniels of the Dallas Observer.
A photo of the Sonic-Shell kiosk taken by Lauren Drewes Daniels of the Dallas Observer.

Texans can now fill up while filling up -- ordering burgers while pumping gas.

Sonic, the fast food chain known for waitresses that zoom on roller blades to parked cars, has partnered with Shell to install fast food kiosks next to gas pumps, the Dallas Observer reports. The kiosks are in four locations surrounding Dallas, according to the paper.

Removing barriers to stuffing one's mouth with fried delectables has long been the goal of fast food purveyors. Drive-thrus are only the start. In recent years, restaurants have come out with products designed to be eaten in the car, such as McDonald's Chicken McBites and Popeye's Rip'n Chick'n. New fast food "Frankenstein" shops -- such as Yum! Brands' KFC/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut hybrid restaurants -- are also bringing the hungry and hurried limitless ordering options.

While the smell of fresh gasoline isn't exactly appetizing, it's unsurprising that the kiosks have found a happy home in Texas, the birthplace of heart-clogging innovations such as fried Coke and butter. Thirty-one percent of adults in the state are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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