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Guilt free coffee!

Guilt free coffee!

19 March 2019

You might have heard recently that in Hobart they are looking at becoming Australia’s first place to ban single use plastics. It got us thinking about what the public reaction would be if the same thing was introduced into NSW and QLD. 

Did you know at The Fast Lane we are already well ahead of our time when it comes to environmentally friendly packaging? Yep – when you get one of our coffees, you’re getting it in a BioPak cup that is compostable, and a lid that this is recyclable!

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Queensland, we’re coming for you!

Queensland, we’re coming for you!

1 February 2019

First Rockhampton, then Maryborough, now Queensland… we’re coming to take over. Yes, you heard right, after opening our Maryborough site in December we’ve become quite fond of your sunny state and plan on moving on in.
Maryborough marked our 7thsite overall and the 3rdin Queensland, and in 2019 we’d like to add Gladstone, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Brisbane to the family too.

Would you like to be part of our growth? Well, we're currently searching for self-motivated, driven, enthusiastic and hard-working, team players who are excited at the prospect of owning their own business to help us take the Fast Line Drive-Thru Coffee to the next level and beyond!

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Hello coffee, goodbye kilos!

Hello coffee, goodbye kilos!

8 January 2019

Praise the lord and pass the coffee, our New Year’s resolutions are officially achievable. Why, you might ask? Well, a nutritionist has gone on record with the news we’ve been patiently waiting for – coffee can in fact, help you lose weight. 

Published in the UK’s ‘The Express’, Nutritionist Sarah Flowers said the coffee can help you slim down because it is capable of boosting your metabolism.

“Your daily cup of coffee can boost your metabolic rate, but stimulating thermogenesis, helping you in turn to burn more fat,” Sarah was quoted saying. 

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Coffee… it is good for everything!

Coffee… it is good for everything!

4 December 2018

December has arrived and that means our favourite season is here - hello, Christmas! Filled with friends, family, food and plenty of festivities, Christmas is something truly special… but would it really be complete without coffee? 

We created an extra special list last year on what to buy the coffee lover in your life for Christmas, but this year we wanted to share with you something you can make them, that even includes our signature beans.

Yes, if you didn’t know already, our beans can be purchased from our sites to use at home too. And once you try this super indulgent cake (with coffee!) you’ll be left searching for your keys. Why? Because you’ll need to zoom through our drive-thru ASAP to snap up some beans and make this mud cake to end all mud cakes.

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Maryborough, we’re on our way!

Maryborough, we’re on our way!

30 October 2018

Maryborough locals will soon be deliciously caffeinated by The Fast Lane Drive-Thru Coffee and we’re so excited to open our drive through lane in early December. Before venturing to the sunny Fraser Coast, we didn’t know the extent of the colourful history here at Maryborough – from being named after the river that runs through (which was named after Lady Mary Lennox who then died in a coach accident just months later) to the birth place of the author of Mary Poppins, you’ve got some stories to tell Maryborough and we’re eager to listen!

We’ll be able to confirm the exact opening date soon, but you’ll then find us at 302 Alice St, serving coffee on the daily. But where did this whole ‘Fast Lane’ start you may ask? And just who is behind it? Well, we thought we’d do a little Q&A to introduce you to our Queen of Coffee (and TFL owner), Paula Anderson. 

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Ever wondered where the concept of drive-thru came from?

Ever wondered where the concept of drive-thru came from?

4 October 2018

While we’d love to take credit the wonderfully convenient concept, drive-thru actually dates all the way back to 1947… and that was a little before our time!

But how did it start? Well, with World War II still in the air, carhop service for drive-up restaurants serving burgers and other fast-ish food was taking America by storm. But it wasn’t until 1947 that the first drive-thru opened at Red’s Giant Hamburger on Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. However, Red’s closed three decades later, so the longest-running drive-thru is the original In-N Out Burger which opened in 1948 in Los Angeles. And yes, it was based on the unique concept of a drive-thru hamburger stand using a (then) state-of-the-art two-way speaker box.

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Now really, what can’t coffee do?

Now really, what can’t coffee do?

11 September 2018

Call us biased, but we’ve always thought that there’s a little bit of magic in coffee - it’s the skip in your step, your get-up-and-go, that afternoon picky-me up… but did you know that coffee is good for more than just waking you up in the morning? Used coffee grounds are great too! 

The list of amazing uses of grounds continues to just grow and grow, so we thought we’d compile of a few of our favourites, so you can enjoy your coffee again – even after you’ve finished enjoying your morning cup of Joe!

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Doing good, creates good.

Doing good, creates good.

3 August 2018

It’s safe to say we’ve all heard the term ‘what goes around, comes around’ and there’s always a whole lot of good going around at The Fast Lane. Here’s but a few tales of some of our awesome customers….

Tracy, our Wagga franchise, introduced one of their customers, Alan, on Instagram last year as “the sweetest man alive” – every Sunday Alan delivers doughnuts to The Fast Lane team, and tidies the gardens all out of kindness. 
Our Dubbo franchisee shared the story of a local customer, Peter, who every day, without fail will shout a coffee for the car behind him at The Fast Lane – every day! 
And Patti, our franchisee in Rocky, has an equally wonderful customer, Linda, who several times a week will shout a coffee for the car next in line. 

And that’s just the tip of the kindness iceberg here!

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We love orange, but green is cool too!

We love orange, but green is cool too!

5 July 2018

Here at The Fast Lane we’re all about doing our bit for the environment… we don’t take for granted this wonderful country we live in and know that every little bit towards a greener future counts. So, whether it’s recycling our milk bottles, packaging and trays, spreading the love with our used coffee grounds (which are great for the garden by the way) or introducing new products to cut down on waste - we are reducing our foot print in the best ways we can.

But, how you might ask?

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Are you our next franchisee?

Are you our next franchisee?

13 June 2018

The Fast Lane is expanding and we're searching for self-motivated, driven, enthusiastic and hard-working, team players who are excited at the prospect of owning their own business to help us take the Fast Line Drive-Thru Coffee to the next level and beyond!

Now a multiple award-winning franchise with six sites in operation, the model has been honed and refined to offer the perfect drive-thru coffee. But the best part? Youll never be alone! With a successful model in place, established franchises and a passionate HQ team behind you, the 'where-to-start', 'what-to-do' and 'how-to-do-it' have all been taken care of. Its the beauty of your own business, with all the support of those who have been there before you.

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