The 3 Best Drive-Thrus in the UK

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When you’re driving around, you’re likely to want to stop for tasty refreshments, especially if you’ve been on a long journey! And if you haven’t, sometimes it’s nice to just get in your car, pull up to a window and order that double cheeseburger without having to step out of your vehicle.

Take a look at some of the best drive-thrus in the UK, and never get hungry or thirsty on the road again!

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Drive-thrus satisfy customers’ needs, and when Starbucks drive-thru first launched in the UK, there were latte lovers everywhere doing a celebratory car dance (safely of course!). Why? Well, with Starbucks stores typically being located in shopping centres and retail parks, it seemed too much of an effort to park up, head in and join the ridiculously long queue before work or on break.

The coffee drive-thru is a huge hit and we’re sure you agree. Fancy a frappuccino? No biggie. Simply head to your nearest Starbucks drive-thru and order everything your heart desires, without having to leave the driver’s seat!

 Starbucks Drive Thru

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Krispy Kreme

Doughnuts are delicious, but Krispy Kremes? They’re one step ahead of the game. And you can excitedly wait to order these babies whilst in your car at Avon Meads Retail Park.

A drive-by doughnut is genius, so if you’re passing through Bristol, you know where to stop for a tasty treat. And why not go all out and order a Kreme Shake too?

On your way to work? Then why not treat your colleagues to dreamy doughnuts and buy The Assorted Dozen for just £10.95.

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Who could forget this classic drive-thru? It’s famous for its fast food and that’s why it’s brilliant. It may not be the most filling of meals but it sure does hit the spot. And let’s face it, that’s what the ‘go large’ principle is all about, right? The bigger, the better.

Whether you’re treating the kids to a Happy Meal or grabbing a quick dinner on your way home from work (a night off from cooking is most definitely allowed), McDonald’s drive-thru never fails to disappoint.

Think piping hot French fries and a burger, followed by the iconic McFlurry… without opening your car door.

So, there you have it. Now you know of the drive-thrus you must stop at whilst you’re on the road, if you know what’s good for you anyway!

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