National Drive-Thru Day - July 24
Wed, Jul 24, 2024

National Drive-Thru Day

National Drive-Thru Day celebrates America’s most iconic invention – the ability to order and pick up food while staying in your car. All establishments where you can use this service deserve gratitude.

The History

This sales format for drivers appeared in the middle of the last century in the city of Springfield, Missouri. Here, on the famous Highway 66, Red’s Giant Hamburger opened. Four years later, the Jack in the Box network opened. At that time, the automotive industry was developing rapidly, so it can be argued that they ‘hit the stream.’

Today, when we mention this service, we usually recall McDonald’s – this brand has about 3 thousand branches around the world, being the leader in fast food. This holiday was officially celebrated for the first time in 2002 at the initiative of Jack in the Box.

Interesting Facts

  • The price of the first hamburgers car owners could buy at a drive-thru was only 18 cents.
  • Orders from drivers account for 85% of the total number of orders.
  • According to customer reviews, the restaurant with the fastest delivery is Wendy’s, delivering in only 130 seconds, and the slowest is Burger King – the wait was 3.5 minutes.
  • Cup holders in cars appeared in 1983.

How to take part

If you have never used this service, be sure to try it. If, on the contrary, you are a regular customer, change where you buy and try something new. Pay attention to special offers, and follow social networks and official sites. Celebrate this day as much fun as possible – gather your friends and go to all your favorite places.

When is National Drive-Thru Day Celebrated in 2024?

National Drive-Thru Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 24th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday July 24 2024
Thursday July 24 2025
Friday July 24 2026