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Having to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic may be giving you and your pet cabin fever.

When you decide to grab a bite to eat, why not take your best friend with you? An increasing number of restaurant drive-thrus are serving up dog-friendly menu items.


If your dog loves car rides and eating (um, really?), he’ll surely love to dine at

Sonic, the ultimate drive-in restaurant. Many of their locations offer doggy treats. But better yet, order a burger or grilled chicken sandwich (plain, no bun) for your furry sidekick.

In-N-Out Burger

This burger chain has been serving up tasty morsels since 1948 and it was California's first drive-thru hamburger stand! People and pups love their burgers. In-N-Out offers its special “Puppy Patty” - which is an unseasoned burger, served in their signature doggy bags.


Since 1964 Chick-fil-A has been the home of the original chicken sandwich. And what pup doesn’t love chicken? Swing by and grab an order of grilled chicken nuggets for your pooch and maybe a delicious chicken wrap for you! Plus, some of their locations offer free doggie treats, so be sure to ask.

Starbucks (a.k.a. Starbarks)

For when you need a morning eye-opener or an afternoon pick-me-up! Roll up to Starbucks with your little fluffer and grab a latte for you and treat your pup to a “Puppuccino”. In case you didn’t know, a puppuccino is light whipped cream served in a small cup.

Shake Shack

Technically not a drive-thru, but their “order ahead” service makes it a quick and easy grab and go! Plus, with their special doggie menu, we just had to include them! Shake Shack offers pups 2 menu items. “Bag O’Bones” is a doggy bag of 5 ShackBurger dog biscuits made by Bocce’s Bakery. “Pooch-ini” includes ShackBurger dog biscuits with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard.


Yes, their service is pretty darn quick, BUT, PDQ actually stands for People Dedicated to Quality! Their fresh (never frozen) chicken has no added hormones or steroids. This drive-thru restaurant is the perfect place to pick up some grilled chicken tenders for your pampered pooch.

Dunkin’ (a.k.a.) Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin’ serves up a lot more than donuts and breakfast sandwiches these days. Their new(ish) selection of barista items is quite impressive. So drive up and buy yourself an almond milk caramel macchiato, and get your furkid a “Puppy Latte”! A puppy latte is light whipped cream in a small cup.

Dairy Queen

Since 1940, Dairy Queen has been helping soft serve ice cream lovers get their fix! DQ features a walk-up window to order, so although they are not a drive-thru, you and your dog can both hop out to place your order. DQ loves its loyal customers and that includes the furry ones! It shows them some love with DQ “Pup Cups” -- a small cup of soft serve vanilla.

Mickey D’s, BK, and Wendy’s

McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's are also popular drive-thru restaurants among pet parents. A plain burger or grilled chicken might be good options for your pup...or perhaps a couple of licks of your soft-serve vanilla.

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