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National Drive-Thru Day, July 24th

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I never used to use the drive through until I started having trouble with my health.  Now I can appreciate it.  It beats walking into the restaurant with my walker except its hard to eat the meal in my car, so I bring it home. Half the time I still go inside and kind people help me.  But I'd rather be independent.

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NATIONAL DRIVE-THRU DAY

"National Drive-Thru Day on July 24th recognizes an innovation conveniently going strong today. The drive-thru reached its iconic zenith in the 1950s but stayed strong through the 60s, 70s and beyond.  People have enjoyed this service since the 1930s.
The ease of dropping off or picking up an item without getting out of the car may be something we take for granted. Of course, many studies point to the benefits and drawbacks associated with using the drive-thru.
The first and most obvious that comes to mind is the ease of dropping off or picking up and item. Whether its the mail, a prescription or the dry cleaning, pulling up to a window or a slot and passing the article through is eminently easier than even finding a parking spot. Then, if we have children, we collect our children, our item and wait in line. After waiting, we usually search for our parking spot while juggling children and once again pile them back into the car. When multiple stops are involved, repeat the previous steps. Check the ease of use box.
Secondly, many people think the drive-thru is faster. While that might be true at some locations, it will depend on the type of service, time of day, and where you are located. For example, a long line in the drive-thru at the bank may mean no waiting inside. The same may also be true at your favorite fast-food restaurant. However, if you only need to drop off a letter at the post office, use the drive-up option.
Finally, accuracy tops the list of some drive-thru specialists. Again, this criteria is hit or miss. Depending on the type of business, time of day and location, accuracy varies. Interestingly, in 2018, Chic-fil-A mastered this arena with 97.3% accuracy.
Did you know:
  • There are more than 211,000 fast-food restaurants in the United States.
  • The drive-thru format was pioneered in the United States for banking services.
  • Hamburgers sold for just 18 cents at some of the first drive-thru restaurants.
  • Restaurants, coffee shops, liquor stores, pharmacies, and many more services utilize drive-thrus for quick service.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy the day by uses all the drive-thrus available to you.  Post on social media using #NationalDriveThruDay to encourage others to celebrate the day with you.
HISTORY
America’s first drive-thru burger chain, Jack in the Box, created National Drive-Thru Day to celebrate America’s love of convenience by car."

7 comments:

  1. I hate drive-throughs and never use them. But I can see how they are a boon to those with mobility issues.

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  2. I use a cane so walking for distance is difficult. I occasionally enjoy not having to cook. My son does not like eating in restaurants so we seldom do that. What we do is drive to the take-out window and drive home to eat. I also use the window at the bank when I need to visit.

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  3. I have issues with digestion if I eat sitting down (we eat all of our meals standing) so drive thru's are out for me! The only time I really use them is if I want a coffee or iced coffee when I'm out all day!

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  4. We honor and celebrate Drive-thru Day several times a week.

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  5. wonderful service dear John

    we watched it in movies often but never tried to know it more
    glad you shared this today

    i am happy that such facility is easing your routine my friend

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  6. There are definitely advantages to using a drive-thru. I'm glad you - and many others with mobility issues - are able to use them.

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  7. I think there can be advantages of using drive-thru's … they do seem popular.

    All the best Jan

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