With the distinct convenience and expedited food delivery, it’s almost funny to think that we need a day to celebrate the modern drive-thru. Let’s be honest, there is no better way to buy food, pick up a prescription, or drop off a package, then with the drive-thru. Think of all the times you would have needed to find parking, get your kids out of the car, and wait in long lines, all to get what you could’ve had with the drive-thru.
Let’s take this July 24th to celebrate the invention of the drive-thru and all of the convenience it provides us!
A History of National Drive-Thru Day
The idea of the drive-thru was pioneered in the 1930s by a man named Jordan Martin. The very first drive-thru in recorded history was at the Grand National Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. It was during the 1930s that patrons could drive up to the teller and deposit their cash.
Though the idea came about in the United States, it has now spread to countries across the world. Some of the many drive-thru businesses include coffee, alcohol, banking, postal services, prescriptions, groceries, fast food, and even marriage.
As of now, there are over 500,000 fast food restaurants around the world, meaning there are lots of drive-thrus. Though there is not an exact date of inception, Jack In The Box is said to have created the holiday for people to celebrate the convenience of the wonderful drive-thru.
How To Celebrate National Drive-Thru Day
Hundreds of fast food chains celebrate drive-thru day, meaning you can find loads of freebies and discounts at just about any drive-thru spot you can think of!
From Arbys, to Del Taco, to Sonic, to Wendy’s, there is no shortage of drive-thru convenience out there. Remember to hashtag #NationalDriveThruDay to share this convenient holiday with your friends and family.
“Everything is a drive-thru, you just have to aim really fast”
- Josh Stern
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National Cousins Day
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