For whatever reason, Chrysler Capital decided to discover which American cities are the best for drive-thru conveniences, from food to entertainment (movies) to gas stations and even taking congestion into consideration.
And the winner was… Indianapolis, which was joined in the top-5 by San Antonio, Louisville, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Also among the top-10 were Tampa, Nashville, Albuquerque, Charlotte and Columbus.
“For drive-thru fans, Indianapolis should be the top of the list of U.S. cities to visit, as it comes out on top as the Drive-Thru Capital of America,” reports Chrysler Capital, the finance provider for Chrysler, Dodge and Ram dealerships.
“With a high score of 68.5 out of a possible 100 based on access to drive-thru restaurants, drive-in cinemas, number of gas stations and overall traffic congestion, the city is a must-visit for those looking for the ultimate drive-thru experience.
“As we move toward Christmas, the city is also hosting a drive-thru Christmas lights experience set to cover more than 2 miles — why not make a full day of drive-thru activities?
“San Antonio, Texas, follows closely behind Indianapolis in second place with a score of 66.3. As well as the drive-thru restaurants and drive-in cinemas the city offers, San Antonio is also home to a drive-thru zoo experience, where visitors can explore the Asian Rainforest, Wild Australia and Big Cat Valley all from the comfort of their car.
Chrysler Capital adds that drive-thru activity surged in popularity because of the coronavirus pandemic and notes that studies show that 75 percent of Americans have used drive-thru facilities since the pandemic began, with a 43 percent increase since April 2020.
It adds that Google Trends reports a significant increase in searches for “drive-thru” compared to the previous five years.