Food Paradise: Drive Thru Paradise

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 26, 2012 
Aired on: December 26, 2012 
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  • Cozy Dog
    corn dog
4.0 out of 5
244 ratings
opened in 1949; American landmark; birth of corn dog; serving up to 1,000 corn dogs & 300-lbs fries every day
DBC Bar & Grill ($)
(40 ratings)

1001 Veterans Memorial Blvd Map It!
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 838-2282
  • House Special Daiquiri
    mix of island citrus & jungle juice; you can order in drive-thru
4.0 out of 5
40 ratings
since 1990; home of the drive-thru daiquiri
  • Chicken & Cheddar Biscuit
    fried chicken breast w/ homemade biscuits using grandmother's recipe; looks good
  • "Bad Grandpa"
    biscuit sandwich w/ chicken, egg, cheese & bacon biscuit, hash browns & sweet tea; looks good
4.0 out of 5
760 ratings
est. 1978; biscuits recognized by Maxim Magazine; long lines in drive-thru; original restaurant in Louisburg, NC
  • Chili Tamale
  • Double Cheeseburger
    double patty w/ cheese, Tommy's chili, chopped onions, mustard, pickles & a slice of beef steak tomato between
4.0 out of 5
1511 ratings
since 1946; started as a ramshackle little stand on a street many locations in L.A. & also in Las Vegas; has drive-thru
Company 7 BBQ ($$)
(296 ratings)

1001 S Main St Map It!
Englewood, OH 45322
(937) 836-2777
  • Smoked Beef Brisket
    specialty; smoked for 12-18 hrs
3.5 out of 5
296 ratings
founded by a family of firefighters; 1920's firehouse theme; "First Responders (Firefighters, Police Officers, military personnel, etc.) always receive a discount" (from its website); has drive-thru
Maid-Rite Skywalk [CLOSED] ($)
(3 ratings)

655 Walnut St Map It!
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-4223
  • Original Maid-Rite Sandwich
    seasoned ground beef loose meat sandwich served on a warm bun; like a sloppy joe, but not as greasy
3.5 out of 5
3 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1926 as a walk-up window; claims to be the first drive-thru starting in 1948; over 70 locations
Roberto's Taco Shop ($)
(434 ratings)

2744 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 584-0377
  • California Burrito
    signature item; carne asada (beef), french fries, shredded cheese rolled in a large burrito
3.5 out of 5
434 ratings
open 24 hrs; many locations in southern California & Utah; all owned & operated by 1 (large) family; has drive-thru
Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burgers ($$)
(609 ratings)

2191 E Tropicana Ave Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 482-8192
  • Zombie Burger
    three 1/4-lb. Patties, a hot link, sauteed onions & peppers, mustard, grilled bacon & two onion rings; named for the state you will feel like after you eat it; looks (disgustingly) good
  • 502 Fry Plate
    1-lb. of fries w/ 1/2-lb. each of ribeye steak & pastrami, chili & cheddar cheese; looks (disgustingly) good
  • Chipotle Steak Burger
    topped w/ chipotle-braised ribeye, grilled onions, provolone, Cajun steak sauce, and a fried egg
  • Pastrami Burger
    drive-thru favorite; 1/4-lb. Burger topped w/ 1/2-lb. Sammy's pastrami, mustard, pickle & provolone cheese; looks good
3.0 out of 5
609 ratings
#86 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); open in 2004; "Best Place in Las Vegas to Overeat"-Las Vegas Weekly (2012); 2 locations in Las Vegas; has drive-thru
Food Paradise: Drive Thru Paradise   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 26, 2012 
Aired on: December 26, 2012