Burger King Drive-Thru To Harness Power Via Kinetic Energy

A New Jersey-based Burger King has announced they'll install a kinetic energy harnessing speed bump in their drive-thru to tap into the unused power generated by the hundreds of cars that pass through daily.

According to a report by CNET, the Burger King franchise will partner with Maryland-based New Energy Technologies to install their MotionPower kinetic energy harnessing strips in the drive-thru lane. The energy would be stored and captured twice daily to power various appliances within the restaurant making this one very green Burger King.


According to Andrew Paterno, co-owner of the Burger King test site; "More than 150,000 cars drive through our Hillside store alone each year, and I think it would be great to capture the wasted kinetic energy of these hundreds of thousands of cars to generate clean electricity."

Our question is — Will they lower prices on the double Whoppers since we're lazily doing some of the work to power the joint? [CNET]

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