25 Creative Drive Through Business Ideas

25 Creative Drive Through Business Ideas

Looking to start a drive through business but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own drive through business, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most creative drive through business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a drive-thru car washing business

Examples of a successful drive-thru car washing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru car washing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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2. Start a voting poll drive-thru business

Examples of a successful voting poll drive-thru business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a voting poll drive-thru business:

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3. Start a liquor store drive-thru business

Examples of a successful liquor store drive-thru business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a liquor store drive-thru business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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4. Start a drive-thru wedding chapel business

Examples of a successful drive-thru wedding chapel business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru wedding chapel business:

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5. Start a pawn shop

Examples of a successful pawn shop:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pawn shop:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Examples of a successful drive-thru art gallery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru art gallery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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7. Start a drive-thru pharmacy

Examples of a successful drive-thru pharmacy :

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru pharmacy :

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8. Start a drive-thru gas station business

Examples of a successful drive-thru gas station business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru gas station business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a drive-thru banking business

Average Initial Investment
$50,000
Skills

Examples of a successful drive-thru banking business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru banking business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a drive-thru library business

Examples of a successful drive-thru library business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru library business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start a drive-thru clinic business

Examples of a successful drive-thru clinic business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru clinic business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Start a drive-thru laundromat business

Examples of a successful drive-thru laundromat business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru laundromat business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a drive-thru laundromat business ➜

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13. Start a drive-through coffee shop business

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Examples of a successful drive-through coffee shop business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-through coffee shop business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study

My name is Beth Baxter and I co-founded Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business. The idea for our business started with my partner’s love for vintage VW campervans. He had a rusty old shell of a T25 Campervan given to him, that he wanted to convert into a trailer for his motorbikes.

Although we never really thought about this ever becoming more than just a lifestyle business, we found we were turning so much work away from that in 2019 when the company was turning over around £150k from working only 70 days of the year, we decided that I should go full-time to see the potential.

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14. Start a drive-thru dairy business

Examples of a successful drive-thru dairy business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru dairy business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a drive-thru ice cream and frozen yogurt business

Examples of a successful drive-thru ice cream and frozen yogurt business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru ice cream and frozen yogurt business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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16. Start a drive-thru photo processing studio business

Examples of a successful drive-thru photo processing studio business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru photo processing studio business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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17. Start a drive-in movie theater

Examples of a successful drive-in movie theater:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-in movie theater:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start a drive-through convenience store business

Examples of a successful drive-through convenience store business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-through convenience store business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start a fast food drive-thru business

How Much Can You Make?
$61,650,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful fast food drive-thru business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fast food drive-thru business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Case Study
  • Daniel Meyer established Shake Shack in 2004. When it started, he used to just sell hot dogs from a cart in Madison Square Park.

  • Meyer has gradually transformed the hotdog cart into a kiosk-style restaurant that serves gourmet burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and crinkle-cut french fries.

  • In less than 20 years, Shake Shack has grown from a single hot dog stand to a global fast food chain with over 270 locations.

  • Shake Shack offers a lively & fun community hangout place with wide appeal thanks to its fresh, high-quality, and delicious food at an incredible price.

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20. Start a drive-thru strip club business

Examples of a successful drive-thru strip club business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru strip club business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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21. Start a drive-thru cake business

Examples of a successful drive-thru cake business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru cake business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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22. Start a drive-thru funeral home business

Examples of a successful drive-thru funeral home business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru funeral home business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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23. Start a drive-thru donuts business

Examples of a successful drive-thru donuts business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru donuts business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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24. Start a drive-thru grocery store business

Examples of a successful drive-thru grocery store business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru grocery store business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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25. Start a drive-thru body piercing business

Examples of a successful drive-thru body piercing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru body piercing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a drive-thru body piercing business ➜

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