The Best Drive Thrus in Canada
Thursday, October 31, 2013
In the modern world of long work days, raising families and little time for waiting in lines, drive-thrus have become a popular way to eat on the run. This usually involves ordering a product or service via a microphone, driving through and picking it up at a service window. They are also convenient and nice when it’s cold outside or raining.
Here are some of the top drive-thrus in the country:
- Tim Hortons is Canada's largest fast-food franchise, and most of its branches have drive-thrus. It is especially well known for its doughnuts, muffins, croissants and coffee which makes for a convenient breakfast on the way to work or a quick lunch between meetings. The Tim Hortons co-branded branches with Cold Stone Creamery also sell a wide variety of ice-cream snacks and drinks. Starbucks drive-thrus give a similar experience.
- If you want a more substantial meal, you can find burgers at any of the numerous A&W’s, Burger King’s or McDonald's drive-thrus. Or if you're a burger lover with taste for the more unusual and exotic, try Burger Baron which holds the record for being the very first Canadian drive-through restaurant.
- For something other than bread and pastries, KFC drive-thrus are scattered throughout the country.
- With fewer than half of all Canadians prepared to visit a bank, automatic teller machine (ATM) drive-thrus are now becoming the norm. An increasingly large number of banks and branches now offer this option for drawing and depositing money.
- Drive-thrus have been popular for years for automotive services like car washes, oil changes and tire pressure checks.
- The Contemporary Art Gallery Drive-thru in Vancouver was the first drive-through facility in the country to offer videos through a drive-through window, and Ontario was the first city to allow flu-shot drive-through services.
So if you haven’t experienced a drive thru other than for a fast food bite to eat, perhaps check out the other types of drive thrus.