National Drive-Thru Day | July 24
Mon Jul 24th

National Drive-thru Day

On July 24th, National Drive-Thru Day honors an innovation that is still strong today. The drive-thru reached its pinnacle in the 1950s in the 1950s, but it maintained its ferocious presence into the 1960s, 1970s, and beyond. People have enjoyed this service since the 1930s.


It's likely that dropping off or picking up an item without getting out of the car could be something we take for granted. Of course, many studies point to the benefits and drawbacks associated with using the drive-thru.

The ease of dropping off or picking up a product is the first and most obvious thing that comes to mind. Whether it's the mail, a prescription, or the dry cleaning, pulling up to a window or a slot and passing the paper through is eminently quicker than finding a parking space. We collect our children, our product, and wait in line if we have children. We usually look for our parking garage after juggling children and then pile them back into the car after they're back into the car. Repeat the previous steps if multiple stops are involved. Make sure the ease of use box is checked.

Secondly, many people believe the drive-thru is quicker. Although this may be true at certain locations, it will vary on the type of service, time of day, and area you are located. For example, a long line in the bank's drive-thru may result in no people waiting inside. The same can be said about your new fast-food establishment. However, if you only need to drop off a letter at the post office, use the drive-up option.

Finally, accuracy ranks highest on the list of any drive-thru specialists. This is hit or miss, as previously stated. Precision varies based on the type of company, time of day, and location. Interestingly, Chic-fil-A dominated this market in 2018 with 97.3% accuracy.

Did you know:

  • In the United States, there are more than 211,000 fast-food restaurants
  • In the United States for financial services, the drive-thru system was pioneered
  • At some of the first drive-thru restaurants, Hamburgers sold for just 18 cents
  • Restaurants, coffee shops, liquor stores, pharmacies, and many more locations that require quick service are using drive-thrus for quick service

How to celebrate national drive-thru day on national drive-thru day

Use all of the drive-thrus that are available to you to make the day enjoyable. On social media, Post on #NationalDriveThruDay to inspire others to celebrate the day with you.

Through day history, the national drive has fueled by day history

Jack in the Box, America's first drive-thru burger chain, created National Drive-Thru Day to celebrate America's love of convenience by car.