(CNBC) If speed is of the essence, you might want to consider delaying your lunch break until the afternoon.
That's when fast-food giants stay truest to their promise of speed, according to a new study. From 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., the average wait time at a fast food drive-thru clocked in just north of 173 seconds, according to QSR magazine's annual Drive-Thru Performance Study conducted with Insula Research.
Right behind this came the breakfast period, where the average wait was nearly 175 seconds.
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Both segments are considerably faster than the average wait time of 203.29 seconds across all five parts of the day.