America's 5 Weirdest Drive-Thrus

Why get out of the car to pay your respects if you don't have to?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2011 2:57 PM CDT
Sadly, not an actual sign for the drive-through mortuary.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Drive-thru fast food makes sense, but drive-thru funerals? The Week rounds up five of the weirdest drive-thru options found around America:

  • Funerals: The owner of a mortuary in Compton, Calif., explains: "You can come by after work, you don't need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside, and the family knows that you paid your respects. It's a convenience thing."

  • Strip clubs: Tragically, Pennsylvania's Climax Gentlemen's Club has been closed since 2009, but motorists used to be able to ogle strippers through a diamond-shaped window from the safety of their cars, all for just $10.
  • Alcohol: So drunk driving is illegalm but in states like Louisiana and Texas you can still frequent a drive-thru frozen daiquiri joint—and apparently it's legal as long as the servers hand you a cup with tape over the straw hole, and give you the straw separately.
Click for the complete list, which also includes drive-thru church.

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