Drive up to America’s favorite drive-thrus on National Drive-Thru Day

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ORLANDO, Fla. – National Drive-Thru Day is on July 24 and celebrates the privilege of eating in the comfort of your car.

Whether you are in a rush or do not feel like getting out of your car, this list will show you America’s favorite drive-thrus in the U.S. and the deals they offer.

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A FoodserviceResults study published by QSR Magazine even came out with a list of the best drive-thrus in America after studying consumer satisfaction based on aspects like speed, accuracy, and customer service.

You can find some drive-thrus featured on the list below:

1. Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A in Fort Lauderdale.

It’s one of the largest American fast-food restaurant chains specializing in chicken sandwiches.

Chick-fil-A is originally from Georgia and it is known for its “Chick-fil-A” sauce loved by many.

According to QSR Magazine, they ranked 93 out of 100 in overall experience in their drive-thru.

If you want to obtain sweet deals at this chicken chain, download its app to win points toward free food items.

2. Arby’s

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It’s known as one of the largest sandwich chains in the U.S.

The iconic chain known for its roast beef sandwiches and curly fries and scored 91 out of 100 in overall experience in its drive-thru.

If you sign up for its rewards, you receive a free classic Roast Beef when you purchase a menu item.

They also offer a 2 for $6 deal.

3. Culver’s

Culver's bringing its "From Wisconsin With Love" tour to Central Florida. (Culver's)

This fast-food chain is known for its Wisconsin burgers, cheese curds and fresh frozen custards.

The place ranked 91 out of 100 in overall experience in its drive-thru.

If you sign up with its app, you get free birthday treats and exclusive offers.

4. Panera Bread

Bakery-cafe Panera Bread. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

This a bakery-café chain restaurant with over 2,000 locations around the U.S. and Canada.

Panera is known for its delicious macaroni and cheese, fresh bread and broccoli soup.

It ranked 91 out of 100 in overall experience in the drive-thru.

If you sign up for rewards, you receive free food items.

Panera also offers the “You Pick Two” for an affordable price.

5. Dunkin’

Dunkin' Donuts (Courtesy, Dunkin' Donuts)

The coffee and donut chain offers a delicious variety of baked items, sandwiches and drinks all across the U.S.

According to QSR Magazine, Dunkin’ ranked 90 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

It’s known for handcrafted espresso drinks and all-day breakfast sandwiches.

Dunkin’ offers free birthday drinks, free food items and good deals when you sign up for its rewards.

6. Wendy’s

Wendy's french fries. (Wendy's)

The chain is known for its burgers and 50-cent frosty.

Wendy’s ranked 90 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

It offers many deals, like the Jr. Cheeseburger 4 for $4 Meal and the “biggie bags.”

If you sign up for the restaurant’s rewards program, you can get free 10-piece chicken nuggets and 150 points on your first purchase.

7. Starbucks

Starbucks logo in the window of a Starbucks in Homestead, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery has about 15,444 stores located in the U.S.

It is known for hand-crafted coffees and refreshers.

Starbucks ranked 89 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

If you sign up for its rewards, you can get a free birthday drink and its currently offer of “Summer Tuesdays!,” where you can get 50% off one cold beverage.

8. Hardee’s/Carl’s

This is an American fast-food restaurant primarily located in the Southern and Midwestern U.S.

Hardee’s is known for its burgers and chicken items.

It ranked 89 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

Hardee’s has a “$2, 3, More” deal and the “$5 Meal Deals.”

To get more offers and rewards, sign up for its rewards page.

9. Dairy Queen

It’s an American chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants.

Dairy Queen is known for its Blizzards and ice cream cakes.

They ranked 89 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

The chain offers a $7 meal deal and a 2 for $5 option.

10. Burger King

It’s a hamburger fast-food restaurant and a Florida-based chain.

Burger King is known for its Whoppers and breakfast.

They ranked 87 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

The chain offers a free Whopper, Croissan’wich or original chicken sandwich on your first original order.

11. Checkers/Rally’s

Checkers.

They are a fast-food chain that specializes in hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and milkshakes.

Checkers is known for its seasoned fries and burgers.

They ranked 86 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

Join its app to try its new fry-seasoned chicken tenders for half the price and to get exclusive deals.

12. Taco Bell

Taco Bell set to open drive-thru only concept "Taco Bell Defy" (Taco Bell)

They are a fast-food chain that originated in California in 1962.

Taco Bell is known for its Crunchwrap Supreme, tacos and limited-time Nacho Fries.

They ranked 86 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

To get exclusive menu items, download the chain’s app.

The chain also offers $2 burritos and $5 classic combos.

13. Jack in the Box

This chain is not available in Florida.

They ranked 84 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

14. Bojangles

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They are an American fast-food restaurant that specializes in Cajun-seasoned fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits.

Bojangles is opening its first location in Orlando on Aug. 23.

The chain is expected to open 12 locations in Orlando—one in Winter Garden and one in Davenport and Kissimmee.

It ranked 83 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

15. McDonald’s

A drink from McDonald's. (Getty Images)

It’s an American-based multinational fast-food chain founded in 1940.

McDonald’s is known for its Quarter Pounders and delicious salty fries.

The chain ranked 83 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

The fast-food restaurant offers many deals through its app, like “Free Fries Friday” with a minimum of a $1 purchase.

16. KFC

KFC restaurant.

This fast-food restaurant specializes in fried chicken.

It’s the world’s second largest restaurant chain after McDonald’s.

KFC ranked 82 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

The chain offers exclusive digital deals and $5 Mac & Cheese bowls.

17. Popeyes

Popeyes. (WDIV)

This fast-food chain was created in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

It’s known for its crispy chicken options and biscuits.

Popeyes ranked 80 out of 100 in overall drive-thru experience.

To get daily exclusive deals, sign up to the chain’s rewards program.

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