drive-thru


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drive-through

or drive-thru (drīv′thro͞o′)
adj.
1. Relating to or conducting exchanges with clients who drive up to a window and remain in their vehicles: drive-thru banking.
2. drive-through Performed or provided quickly and routinely: a drive-through delivery in a hospital.
n.
1. A drive-through establishment, especially a restaurant.
2. A window at such an establishment, from which business is conducted.
3. The lane by which drivers approach such a window and drive away after being served: decided to go through the drive-through rather than eating inside.

drive-thru

n
1. (Commerce)
a. a takeaway restaurant, bank, etc designed so that customers can use it without leaving their cars
b. (as modifier): a drive-thru restaurant.
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There is already a McDonald's drive-thru at Croft Retail Park, as well as a Subway, Pizza Hut, Nando's, KFC and Greggs.
A NEW coffee drive-thru has opened in Coventry - and it is on one of the busiest commuter routes in the city.
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RHUG Estate has made retail history this week with the opening of the first drive-thru on a farm.
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"As Greggs has an existing unit within the town centre and the baked goodsoffered in Morrisons forms a small part of the food store's overall offer, it is the opinion of the applicant, that the proposed Greggs drive-thru will not divert a significant amount of trade."
Video footage captured the harrowing moment when a woman at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru got out of her car with a gun and threatened another customer.
The global coffee chain wants to open a drive-thru unit in Brooklands Retail Park near the Culverhouse Cross roundabout on the A4232.
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have opened drive-thru looking more in Greggs said its classic favourites performed well in the final three months of 2017, while it also added Christmas specials such as its festive bake and fresh-baked mince pies to choices in its shops.
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