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

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737 429
Wendy's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Wendy's Restaurant, Fast food

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633 368
In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
In-N-Out Burger Restaurant

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672 376
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

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526 408
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Dairy Queen Restaurant, Fast food

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572 356
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Sonic Drive-In Restaurant

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463 392
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

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532 371
Arby's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Arby's Restaurant, Fast food

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407 355
KFC is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
KFC Restaurant, Fast food

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467 455
Burger King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Burger King Restaurant

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394 324
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant, Fast food

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330 277
Subway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

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325 281
Whataburger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Whataburger Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

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323 287
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Steak 'n Shake Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

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336 324
Dunkin' Donuts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Dunkin' Donuts Restaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage

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229 179
Mcdonald's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
alex-crowe added Mcdonald's

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

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251 313
Jack in the Box is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Jack in the Box Restaurant

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240 292
Checkers and Rally's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Checkers and Rally's Restaurant, Fast food

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249 306
Carl's Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Carl's Jr. Restaurant, Fast food

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253 320
White Castle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
White Castle Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

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

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191 244
Jimmy John's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
ChloeFletcher added Jimmy John's Restaurant

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206 321
Long John Silver's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Long John Silver's Restaurant, Fast food

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111 158
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
KimberlyCase added Baskin-Robbins Restaurant, Food and Beverage

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168 312
Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Quiznos Restaurant, Fast food restaurant

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141 284
Del Taco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Del Taco Restaurant, Fast food

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144 266
Church's Chicken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Church's Chicken Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

The Best Southern Restaurant Chains

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Schlotzky's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Schlotzky's

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Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Big Boy Restaurants Restaurant

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El Pollo Loco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
El Pollo Loco Restaurant, Fast food

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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Stea... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Restaurant, Fast food - Great sundaes, delicious hot dogs, they've got it all!

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Culver's is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Culver's Restaurant - Great butterburgers, frozen custard including a flavor of the day https://www.culvers.com/locator/view-all-locations  

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Wienerschnitzel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Wienerschnitzel Restaurant - Good selection of hot dogs, reasonable deals, good chili...

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Mega Tom's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 35 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

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Taco John's is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Taco John's Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

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

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Bud's Chicken & Seafood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
The MASSIVE added Bud's Chicken & Seafood