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Old 08-19-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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What businesses have drive-throughs in your country?

In the U.S. we are like the kings of drive-throughs. Not only do we have drive-through fast food (except in Manhattan and a few other places, it basically isn't fast food unless it has a drive-through), but we also have:

- Drive-through banks and credit unions (most)
- Drive-through pharmacies (basically all chain pharmacies, e.g. Walgreens, CVS, etc.)
- Drive-through coffee shops (some)
- Drive-through ATMs
- Drive-through mailboxes

Personally, I prefer to just park my car and walk into the establishment, no matter what it is. But a lot of people must find drive-throughs more convenient, as there is evidently a lot of demand for them.

What drive-throughs exist in your country?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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(except in Manhattan and a few other places, it basically isn't fast food unless it has a drive-through)
Unfortunately they do have one
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Just drive through food places i.e mcdonalds and burger king aswell as drive through banks. I don't think we have drive through ATMS or Postboxes? How on earth would you use a drive through atm?
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I have only seen McDonald's drive-throughs here in Norway.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I just noticed a couple of neighborhood drive-through services had been taken down. There were debates in the last few years to ban them across the province where I live; not sure what came out of it though. However, the "anti idling" bylaw is in place everywhere I turn to. It is no fun as I cannot remember to keep the vehicle running for under 1 min, 3 mins or 6 mins depending on the "idling regulations" of each locality.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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How on earth would you use a drive through atm?
And I believe most people are using online banking and debit/credit cards these days. It would be a bad business idea where I live.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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I've heard of drive-in churches where people just sit in their cars and listen to the service. This famous institution began at a drive-in theater and then grew enormously Crystal Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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They actually have a few of those here.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Where the heart is...
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Just drive through food places i.e mcdonalds and burger king aswell as drive through banks. I don't think we have drive through ATMS or Postboxes? How on earth would you use a drive through atm?


Pikesville, Maryland

Bank of America Drive-Up ATM - Pikesville, MD Patch
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I've only ever seen drive-through fast food outlets such as McDonald's, KFC and Burger King. I've never heard of a drive-through bank, ATM or mailbox.
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