Thank Goodness for Drive-Thrus!

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Thank Goodness for Drive-Thrus!


When I read that July 24th is National Drive-Thru Day, I found myself shaking my head “yes!”  


Where would we be without them?! Yesterday I drove thru to pick up a drive thruprescription...we can do our banking, pick up a Frappuccino, retrieve our dry cleaning, and grab dinner while still in our car. 


Drive-thrus are ideal for mothers who have children in the car. I realized this when I had my mini-me in the car with me and spent what seemed like an eternity trying to get her out of her car seat. 


With our current situation, drive-thrus are even more important than ever to all of us. And of course, drive-thrus have morphed into curb-side delivery. 


At the beginning of the stay-at-home period, I used the curbside delivery several times.  When I ordered a gift from a local store, all I had to do was text them and they brought my package out to my car. 


Granted, it’s more fun for me to actually go into a store to shop but I very much appreciate the convenience of drive-thrus and curbside delivery!


What about you?  How much, if any, do you use drive-thru or curbside delivery services. 

Comments (17)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Great observations, thanks for sharing Kathy!

Drive-thrus are ideal for mothers who have children in the car. I realized this when I had my mini-me in the car with me and spent what seemed like an eternity trying to get her out of her car seat. 

Jul 24, 2020 05:14 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Not a convenient in downtown Chicago but it has benefits just the same. Enjoy your day!

Jul 24, 2020 05:18 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

This sure has helped many places that still can do business durning these times.

Jul 24, 2020 05:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - "simple pleasures" are continually being revised, aren't they?  

Jul 24, 2020 06:13 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Kathy Streib, drive-thrus are certainly convenient and I too use them whenever possible. 

Jul 24, 2020 07:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have not used any drive thrus, or curbside delivery.  I can see the value of them.  Happy Friday!  A

Jul 24, 2020 07:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... as they say, different strokes for different folks. I never use drive-thrus... not for food, drugs, banking, etc. Can't remember the last time I was in one... it has to be years.

Jul 24, 2020 07:54 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy we have been very happy with doing drive thru or curb side since the whole mess began.  Lots of local restaurants needed help to do at least some business and there were a lot of us who took that on.  They're all so grateful that so many of us did - they all survived.

Jul 24, 2020 10:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

American ingenuity is a wonderful thing to see.  Somehow we adapt as businesses and as clients. 

Jul 24, 2020 12:29 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I haven't done curbside service, but I've used drive-thru about once a week.  They've been a real godsend!

Jul 24, 2020 04:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy the drive-thrus make a world of difference for parents with young children.

Jul 24, 2020 04:45 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I use the drive-thru at least once a day, during normal business days, whatever that may be during this time.  

Jul 25, 2020 01:01 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy Streib - I did my Starbucks birthday reward at a new Starbucks Drive Thru.  Dave Thomas of Wendy's started drive throughs in the 70's.

Jul 25, 2020 06:29 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

While I haven't done so while traveling they are convenient, even more so now. 

Jul 25, 2020 01:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Yep, curbside pickup and drive-thrus are really a blessing in this day and age!


Jul 26, 2020 01:54 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

We haven't done much curbside. We have done food takeout only twice.

We ordered curbside pick up from Home Depot last week and Rick actually had to go into the store to find someone to help us after waiting in our "pick up" spot far too long. So that defeated the purpose.

Anything we need we order and have delivered to house.

Jul 30, 2020 07:48 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It took Covid-19 to make me a fan of them . I’m too impatient to wait in long lines !!

Nov 15, 2020 07:02 AM