The pandemic is sparking a boom in an often-overlooked type of property, the drive-through.

Food halls and restaurants have taken a big hit from frequent limits on seating capacity during the Covid-19 crisis. But chains such as Chick-fil-A Inc., McDonald’s Corp. and Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants Inc. said they are enjoying a sales uptick at stores with drive-through lanes, which have become more popular during the pandemic.

“You can pull up in your car and stay socially distant,” said Camille Renshaw, chief executive of B+E, a real-estate investment brokerage firm.


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