The Best & Worst
UK Drive-Throughs...
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The UK's best and worst
drive-throughs

As much as we love all things car, there's one thing even our car leasing deals are missing: a built-in kitchen. That's why drive-throughs are such a key part of the UK's road network. While the often nearby petrol station fuels our vehicles, drive-throughs fuel us, with burgers, fries, chicken, pizza and more all designed to be eaten quickly so we can get on with our journey.

However, it's safe to say not all of them are as tasty. Everyone has their favourite, and many of us likely have ones we're keen on avoiding.

We've ranked the best and worst drive-throughs in the UK based on their customer reviews, helping you enjoy a more delicious drive in the future.

Bristol has a higher average drive-through rating than anywhere else in UK

Drivers across the UK have plenty of options to choose from, but we're sure you have your favourite. Whether that's nuggets from McDonald's golden arches, or a kick of caffeine from Starbucks, drivers will often ignore more nearby options to wait for the one they really want.

It's the donut chain, Krispy Kreme, that scores the highest. Famed for their original glaze, they also offer coffee and other hot drinks, and with an average rating of 4.3 stars, motorists clearly love a sweet treat.

In second place we find Costa. The coffee shop scores an average of 4.2 stars, beating off caffeinated competition from Starbucks with 4.1 stars.

At the bottom of our list, it's finger lickin' bad news for KFC. They only manage an average of 3.4 stars, with drivers preferring McDonald's (3.7) and Burger King (3.5).

Krispy Kreme Logo

4.3

Costa Logo

4.2

Starbucks Logo

4.1

Subway Logo

3.9

McDonalds Logo

3.7

Burger King Logo

3.5

KFC Logo

3.4

Feeling hungry?
Where you can find your best-rated favourite

We've put together the best (and worst) performing drive-through chains, helping you plan your next trip.

For McDonald's fans, Norwich is the place to go. Their drive-through scores an average of 4.0 stars, while London comes in last place with only 3.4.

If it's KFC you fancy, you'll be hard pressed to find an out-and-out winner. The chain only scores an average of 3.4 stars across all its locations, but Swansea just edges it with 3.7. Nottingham, on the other hand, fares far worse with 2.8.

In the mood for Burger King? Your best bet is Swansea again, the King scoring an average of 3.9 stars here. Meanwhile in Liverpool, Leicester, Newcastle and Brighton, his crown is a little tarnished with scores of 3.2.

Average Rating

McDonalds Logo

Norwich

KFC Logo

Swansea

Burger King Logo

Swansea

Starbucks Logo

Bristol

Costa Logo

Southampton

Krispy Kreme Logo

London

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Methodology

Nationwide Vehicle Contracts gathered all of the drive-through locations for 35 UK cities, focusing on seven popular fast food and coffee chains. They then analysed the Google review star rating for each to determine which chain was the highest-rated and which locations had the most best-rated drive-throughs in the UK.