Fast Food The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains  

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Get in the car - easy meals coming up! This is a comprehensive list of the best drive-thru restaurant chains, including Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and Wendy's. Are you looking for a new favorite restaurant with drive-through windows? Look no further than our list of favorite restaurant chains that let you just zip on by without getting out of your vehicle. This list of drive-thru restaurants is listed in order from most popular to least, and can be changed depending on which ones the voters prefer the most—even more than McDonald's or Burger King. So pick your favorite chain restaurants in order depending on which ones you most like to visit for drive-through, or copy the list to make your very own list of drive-thru chain restaurants.

Did you forget the name of that delicious chain restaurant that you stopped at on your last vacation? Chances are good that you will find it listed here and can then search for the nearest location to enjoy another visit with delicious drive-thru food. With over 40 restaurants with drive-through chains listed here, most of your favorites will already be on the list. Even if a particular favorite chain restaurant is not in your area, a short drive to the nearest big city may bring you the eating pleasure you were longing for.

Get a pen and paper, browse through the list, and then search for the location closest to you. It’s time for a road trip to experience all your favorite drive-thru restaurants in one trip!

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1,140 466
Chick-fil-A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

2
839 485
Wendy's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

3
728 417
In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

4
762 421
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

5
643 385
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

6
576 449
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

7
521 434
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

8
460 395
KFC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

9
519 498
Burger King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

10
589 414
Arby's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

11
445 359
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

12
370 318
Subway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

13
367 311
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

14
368 311
Whataburger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

15
374 354
Dunkin' Donuts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage

16
284 209
Mcdonald's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
alex-crowe added Mcdonald's

17
300 338
A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

18
278 342
Jack in the Box is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

19
273 341
Carl's Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

20
258 323
Checker's and Rally's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

21
279 353
White Castle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

22
274 311
Hardee's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

23
218 275
Jimmy John's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
ChloeFletcher added Restaurant

24
225 359
Long John Silver's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

25
131 176
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
KimberlyCase added Restaurant, Food and Beverage

26
179 346
Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food restaurant

27
43 21
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Restaurant -

Great butterburgers, frozen custard including a flavor of the day

https://www.culvers.com/locator/view-all-locations

 

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153 306
Del Taco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

29
158 292
Church's Chicken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

30
150 291
Schlotzky's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Schlotzky's

31
131 270
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

32
124 272
El Pollo Loco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

33
37 59
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Stea... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Restaurant, Fast food -

Great sundaes, delicious hot dogs, they've got it all!

34
14 23
Wienerschnitzel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Restaurant -

Good selection of hot dogs, reasonable deals, good chili...

35
95 274
Taco John's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

36
3 25
Mega Tom's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Mega Tom's Burgers

Pastrami burger to die for, fried zucchini spears with fantastic ranch, great fries. North Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta CA (Temecula area), Barstow, CA

37
31 167
Rax is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Joe Kniesner added Restaurant, Fast food