I like to order ahead on an app and go inside to pick it up. I've learned what places are efficient at this. If I have to get in line to pick it up .. it negates the purpose of ordering ahead as they never seem to "process" the order ahead counter correctly ... and it is a wait. A few places, like Panera Bread and Zoes Kitchen, just set your order on a shelf in front of the counter. Easy to grab and go. Those places get my repeat business. Plus ordering on an app is way easier than in person. And the hidden menu choices are right there. I can order stuff, options, or sizes I didn't even know these places offered. I also order ahead at the Sonic, but just pull into a booth and have em bring it out. No line there either. Again options on the app I didn't know existed, like easy ice (which is less ice in your drink).