In celebration of National Drive-Thru Day, MaintenX highlights specialized restaurant maintenance services

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MaintenX reminds facilities with drive-thrus to seek specialized maintenance expertise.

An American fast food drive-thru.

An American fast food drive-thru.

“The drive-thru is ingrained in our culture all across the country, and it’s our privilege to service these facilities,” said MaintenX VP of Business Development Bill Schaphorst. “From keeping restaurant kitchens spotless to maintaining the equipment necessary for banking, MaintenX delivers!”

If you celebrated National Drive-Thru Day by visiting your favorite source of tasty and convenient food and drink earlier this month, MaintenX International might have played a role in keeping the operation running smoothly. The facilities maintenance company has been serving establishments with complex maintenance needs for over 40 years, and emphasizes the importance of retaining experts when servicing drive-thru facilities.

While most people now associate drive-thrus with fast food, the first facilities equipped with drive-thrus were banks in the 1930s. Since then, the convenient feature has spread to restaurants, stores, pharmacies and even wedding services.

The phenomenon came to restaurants in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with Red’s Giant Hamburger of Springfield, MO implementing the first restaurant drive-thru. It then then took off in California, with both In-N-Out Burger and Jack in the Box popularizing systems whereby customers ordered food via intercom before driving to a service window to pay and pick up their food. This was a radical innovation; In-N-Out’s original setup included neither indoor seating nor outdoor parking. As the postwar automobile boom continued, drive-thrus became ever more popular.

In honor of this American institution, Jack in the Box pushed for the creation of a national day to commemorate the drive-thru in 2002.

No matter how a facility uses its drive-thru, however, maintaining it requires specialized knowledge of everything from drainage to intercom systems. For all their convenience, drive-thrus can be dangerous when improperly maintained. A malfunctioning drive-thru also eliminates the convenience factor for customers, and may give them a bad impression of your facility.

“The drive-thru is ingrained in our culture all across the country, and it’s our privilege to service these facilities,” said MaintenX VP of Business Development Bill Schaphorst. “From keeping restaurant kitchens spotless to maintaining the equipment necessary for banking operations, MaintenX has been delivering for more than 40 years.”

Tampa-based MaintenX has a history of excellence with serving commercial facilities of all sizes across the country. To learn more about their services, visit https://maintenx.com/.

ABOUT MAINTENX INTERNATIONAL:
MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.
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