I found this interesting website that highlights photos of drive-thru stores throughout America... http://www.beerbarns.com/
I was 18 years old when I had my first experience with a drive-thru store. I was visiting friends in unknown territory in Chillicothe, Ohio. I was driving and the passenger was a native of Ohio. We had driven up from Virginia Beach. While driving down a main street, I was told to turn right. Right into a building! I hesitated, put my foot on the brake, and said "do you think I'm a freakin' idiot? I'm not driving straight through that building!" Needless to say, it took quite a bit more convincing but I eventually drove through.
In 2012 (BC-before cancer), Lucia and I visited Warren, Ohio to attend a friend's wedding and the faint memories of my drive-thru experience came rushing back as we drove past them.