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    To drive-in or drive-through

    Wondering what is the difference between drive-in and drive-through? Whether you should drive-through a restaurant or drive-in? Well, you can do both. Drive-in means, you drive your vehicle to a restaurant, park it at an earmarked place, keep sitting in the vehicle and wait for a waiter to take your order. Your vehicle is your dining place. If you're lucky, you may see the waiters moving on roller skates. Whereas in a drive-through restaurant, just like in toll booths and in petrol pumps, you drive to a counter and order your food. At the counter itself, your order is delivered and you just drive your vehicle out almost immediately. No waiting or parking of your vehicle.

    These days, the drive-through is more popular than the drive-in. After all, very few restaurants can afford a big parking place. There was a time when drive-in cinema screens were popular, where you enjoyed the movie in a big open ground sitting in your car itself. Drive-throughs are not for restaurants only, there have been drive-through dairy booths, grocery counters, mailboxes, tellers, etc. However, both these drive-in and drive-through concepts have been more popular in the United States, where it originated.

    In case you do come across one such facility in your city then don't forget to update us with your experience.

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  • #702009
    The thread familiarise us with certain words many may not befamiliar in practical terms.
    I remember there was a drive-in theatre in Bandra in Mumbai. The screen was so big that the moving images on the screen could be seen from the localtrains onthe western railway.

  • #702053
    Yes Venkiteswaranji, There was a drive-in theatre in Bandra which was known as the open theatre near MIDC building. Many people came in their cars and watched movies enjoying their car with friends or families. In the 70s, the drive-in theatre was constructed on the east of Bandra, and to the north Kurla that accommodate 800 cars. Those days were much better as nothing was more serious and had more brotherly love.

    Drive-through facilities are mostly seen in big malls or Mac Donalds where you can just drive and give an order from the entry counter and when you reach the exit counter, you pay and get your order. MacD has bought the American culture to India and these are working for them as it helps many to easily purchase things without wasting time or getting out of their cars where one find parking issues.

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  • #702125
    Drive-in is like going to the Restaurant, sitting there and eating. Instead of parking the car outside and going in eating by sitting on a table, you will sit in your car and eat.
    Drive through is like getting the material packed carrying home. Order for food from your car and receive the packet in the next counter and move on is the concept in Drive through. When we want parcel, we have to stop the vehicle to go to the shop and order the food and wait. Once the material is ready they will give you and you can carry. This is what I see and understand.

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