Hundreds of cars lined up for mini donuts at a drive-thru food festival in Canada
Summertime treat season kicked off pandemic-style with a special drive-thru mini donut festival this weekend that proved extremely popular.
The Pacific National Exhibition hosted a mini donut edition of Taste of the PNE dedicated to one of its signature treats that spanned Friday to Sunday and saw cars backed up along Hastings Street in Vancouver.
Tickets for the three day drive-thru event were sold ahead of time online while customers could pay using only tap credit or debit cards.
The wait was upwards of 2 hours for the lil' guys before customers drove to a special pickup area where staff brought them their donuts and directed them out of the Playland park site.
The event totally sold out with people grateful to get even a small taste of the Exhibition food that only comes around once a year.
Drive-thru pne style for donuts pic.twitter.com/qh5eThLBSn— patty (@PattyPchubey) May 24, 2020
Some where annoyed at the congestion the mini donut enthusiasm created along the main roadway.
As the "owner" of the PNE can @CityofVancouver Councillors explain the decision for cars to sit idling while waiting for donuts? How does this square with the city's position on #ClimateCrisis? @PtFry @christineeboyle @AdrianeCarr Photo from today. https://t.co/VYLTv35kYt pic.twitter.com/802wctCvuV— Sherry Breshears (@BreshearsSherry) May 23, 2020
It's one of many ways cars are being utilized to adhere to physical distancing measures meant to stop the spread of the virus.
drove past the PNE and there’s a huge line of cars and we were so worried playland had opened or something but it turns out there’s a drive-thru mini donut festival going on— sydney (@hithereimsydney) May 23, 2020
The PNE is currently restructuring to include smaller events that adhere to health and safety protocols set out by health officals.
The mini donut drive-thru is just one of several PNE experiences being launched to support small businesses and fair vendors impacted by the pandemic.
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