Did you Know? McDonald's introduced drive-through service due to the military.
The first McDonald's drive-thru was erected in a restaurant in Sierra Vista, Arizona, near the military post of Fort Huachuca. Military regulations prohibited soldiers from wearing their uniforms in public, and they weren't about to change into civilian clothes just to grab a burger and rush back to base, so restaurant manager David Rich devised a solution: cut a hole in the wall so that military personnel could pick up their orders without having to exit their vehicle. The idea soon gained popularity due to its ease and simplicity.