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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1,093 451
Chick-fil-A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

2
812 467
Wendy's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

3
696 406
In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

4
736 406
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

5
569 440
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

6
624 381
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

7
507 426
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

8
510 488
Burger King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

9
447 390
KFC is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

10
578 404
Arby's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

11
432 355
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

12
359 313
Subway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

13
356 307
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

14
357 307
Whataburger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

15
365 348
Dunkin' Donuts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage

16
271 204
Mcdonald's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
alex-crowe added Mcdonald's

17
296 332
A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

18
275 333
Jack in the Box is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

19
278 343
White Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

20
268 335
Carl's Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

21
253 317
Checker's and Rally's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

22
265 305
Hardee's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

23
210 269
Jimmy John's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
ChloeFletcher added Restaurant

24
220 350
Long John Silver's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

25
126 173
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
KimberlyCase added Restaurant, Food and Beverage

26
177 339
Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food restaurant

27
153 300
Del Taco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

28
34 18
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 28 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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156 290
Church's Chicken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

30
146 289
Schlotzky's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Schlotzky's

31
127 269
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

32
122 269
El Pollo Loco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

33
34 56
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!

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12 21
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...

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93 271
Taco John's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

36
3 22
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

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31 164
Rax is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Joe Kniesner added Restaurant, Fast food