Today is National Drive-Thru Day.  To say that drive-thrus have had an impact on food consumption would be an understatement!  Drive-thrus have revolutionized the food and beverage industries because of their convenience, variety, and low cost.  There is an abundance of fast food chains throughout the world, with many of them having drive-thrus.  As a result, consumers can choose the food they are craving and know there is a service that can fulfill their need.  With quick service, there is no need to get out of your car on a hot summer day or during a bitter cold storm.  Also, you don’t have to worry about spending too much money for a simple item.

The first drive-thru, Red’s Giant Hamburger, opened in Missouri in 1947, before the popular chain “In-N-Out Burger” arrived.  Although it may have sounded like a great idea at the time, larger chains were reluctant to adopt the drive-thru model.  Eventually, popular chains such as McDonald’s and Wendy’s added drive-thrus in the early 70s.

Drive-thrus have changed the types of foods served at fast-food chains.  Keeping hamburgers, French fries, and hot dogs as an option was key; however, over the years new items emerged.  For example, tacos, salads, deli items, chicken sandwiches, and healthier alternatives are now available from most fast food restaurants with drive-thrus.  Having more options is a major reason why drive-thrus have become so popular.

Quaker Valley Foods offers a variety of the aforementioned items. If you are looking for hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries for your summer gathering or for yourself, we have you covered.  Get in touch with our sales office and ask about the hamburgers, hot dogs, deli items, and so much more, that we have to offer. Make sure to check out out website to see any ongoing specials!