Hot Beverages at Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Drive-Thru Windows

  title={Hot Beverages at Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Drive-Thru Windows},
  author={Carl P. Borchgrevink and Michael P. Sciarini and Alex M. Susskind},
  journal={Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management},
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