The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the Runza restaurant located at 2nd Street and Elm Avenue.
The crash left a giant hole in the northwest corner of the building as well as two broken windows and significant damage to the dining room.
The driver was alone in the vehicle and did not suffer any injuries.
Runza General Manager Tiffany Schleip said the plan for today was to operate with only drive thru service until the wall can be fixed.
The building inspector said the kitchen and drive thru were both deemed safe for employees.
Hastings Police say the driver of the car was not cited for any traffic violations.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney