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5. Fried Rice
Fried rice with egg, green onion, carrot, onion, and your choice of flavour.
$10.23 +$0.07 +0.69%
6. Stir-Fry
Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with Thai Express' savory sauces.
$11.18 - -
8. Pad See-Ew $9.28 - -
4G. General Thai Chicken $11.38 - -
4G. General Thai™ Chicken
Battered chicken tossed in sweet-and-sour sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and pineapple, served on rice.
$11.78 - -
2. Thai Soup $9.28 - -
Dumplings $4.73 - -
1. Tom Yum Soup $9.28 - -
7. Pad ThaĂŻ
Nouilles de riz minces, oeuf, tofu, fèves germées, oignon vert, radis salé / Thin rice noodles, egg, tofu, bean sprout, green onion salted radish.
$10.40 +$0.05 +0.48%

Recommended

Pad Thai
Thin rice noodles stir-fried with sweet-and-sour sauce, eggs, bean sprouts, green onion, tofu, and salted radish.
$11.35 - -
Pad thaĂŻ / Pad Thai
Nouilles de riz minces sautées avec sauce aigre-douce, œufs, fèves germées, oignons verts, tofu et radis salés. / Thin rice noodles stir-fried with sweet-and-sour sauce, eggs, bean sprouts, green onion, tofu, and salted radish.
$11.33 - -
Rouleau impérial croustillant / Crispy Imperial Roll
Rouleau croustillant farci de légumes. Dégustez-le nappé de votre choix de sauce aux prunes Thaï Express ou de sauce au poisson. / Crispy roll filled with vegetables. Enjoy it with your choice of Thai Express plum sauce or fish sauce.
$1.98 - -
Pad See Ew
Large rice noodles served with brand soy sauce, eggs, and Chinese broccoli.
$11.35 - -

Spéciaux saisonniers / Seasonal Specials

Le Poulet Général Thai est dans le sac / General Thai™ Bok Bok Bag
Bouchées croustillantes de Général Thaï avec choix de sauce Thaïracha ou la sauce chili douce. / Crispy pieces of our signature General Thai™ chicken with choice of Sweet Chilli sauce or Spicy Thairacha Sauce
$4.98 - -
Riz de chou-fleur frit / Fried Cauliflower Rice
Riz de chou-fleur frit avec Ĺ“ufs, oignons verts, carottes, oignons, et votre choix de saveur. / Cauliflower fried rice with egg, green onion, carrot, onion, and your choice of flavor.
$13.91 - -
Cari avec riz de chou-fleur / Curry with Cauliflower Rice
Un mets épicé, onctueux et crémeux fait de lait de coco servi sur du riz de chou-fleur. / A silky, creamy, and spicy dish made with coconut milk served on cauliflower rice.
$13.91 - -
Général cari avec riz de chou-fleur / General Curry on Cauliflower Rice
Cari avec poulet pané servi sur du riz de chou-fleur. / Curry with battered chicken served on cauliflower rice.
$14.69 - -
Poulet général thaï avec riz de chou-fleur / General Thai Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Morceaux de poulet panés frits, apprêtés dans une sauce aigre-douce avec poivrons, oignons, carottes, tomates, et ananas. Servis sur du riz de chou-fleur. / Battered chicken tossed in sweet-and-sour sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and pineapple. Served on cauliflower rice.
$14.65 - -
Poulet général thairacha avec riz de chou-fleur / General Thairacha Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Morceaux de poulet pané frits, apprêtés dans une sauce sucrée et épicée à base de sriracha avec poivrons, oignons, et carottes. Servis sur du riz de chou-fleur. / Battered chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha-based sauce with peppers, onions, and carrots. Served on cauliflower rice.
$14.99 - -
Bœuf général thaï avec riz de chou-fleur / General Thai Beef with Cauliflower Rice
Morceaux de bœuf pané frits, apprêtés dans une sauce aigre-douce avec poivrons, oignons, carottes, et mangue. Servis sur du riz de chou-fleur. / Battered beef tossed in sweet chilli sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, and mango. Served on cauliflower rice.
$14.95 - -
Sauté avec riz de chou-fleur / Stir-fry with Cauliflower Rice
Légumes panés, frais et croquants cuits au wok, dont des carottes, des poivrons, et des oignons. Servis avec de savoureuses sauces Thaï Express et servis sur du riz de chou-fleur. / Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions. Served with Thai Express' savory sauces served on cauliflower rice.
$13.91 - -
Pad see ew vegetalien aux noix d'acajou / Vegan Cashew Pad See Ew
Nouilles de riz Ă©paisses servies avec sauce soja et brocoli chinois. / Large rice noodles served with brand soy sauce and Chinese broccoli.
$11.18 - -

Seasonal Specials

General Thai™ Bok Bok Bag
Crispy pieces of our signature General Thai™ chicken with choice of Sweet Chilli sauce or Spicy Thairacha Sauce
$4.98 - -
Fried Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower fried rice with egg, green onion, carrot, onion, and your choice of flavor.
$14.02 +$0.01 +0.07%
Curry with Cauliflower Rice
A silky, creamy, and spicy dish made with coconut milk served on cauliflower rice.
$14.02 +$0.01 +0.07%
General Curry on Cauliflower Rice
Curry with battered chicken served on cauliflower rice.
$14.79 - -
General Thai Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Battered chicken tossed in sweet-and-sour sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and pineapple. Served on cauliflower rice.
$14.79 - -
General Thairacha Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Battered chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha-based sauce with peppers, onions, and carrots. Served on cauliflower rice.
$15.09 - -
General Thai Beef with Cauliflower Rice
Battered beef tossed in sweet chilli sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, and mango. Served on cauliflower rice.
$15.09 - -
Stir-fry with Cauliflower Rice
Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions. Served with Thai Express' savory sauces served on cauliflower rice.
$14.02 +$0.01 +0.07%
Vegan Cashew Pad See Ew
Large rice noodles served with brand soy sauce and Chinese broccoli.
$11.18 - -

Entrées / Appetizers

Raviolis au poulet cuits Ă  la vapeur / Steamed Chicken Dumplings
4 mcx. Poulet enveloppé d'une pâte savoureuse et cuit à la vapeur. Servi avec une sauce aux arachides, des oignons verts, et des arachides croquantes. / 4 Pcs. Chicken wrapped in savory dough and steamed. Served with peanut sauce, green onions, and crush peanuts.
$4.50 - -
Raviolis au poulet frits / Fried Chicken Dumplings
4 mcx. Poulet enveloppé d'une pâte savoureuse, frit, et servi avec une sauce au piment doux. / 4 Pcs. Chicken wrapped in savory dough, fried, and served with sweet chili sauce.
$4.50 - -
Rouleau de printemps froid / Cold Spring Roll
Feuille de papier de riz fraîche farcie de laitue, de fèves germées, de carotte, de coriandre, de menthe et de vermicelles, servie avec une sauce aux arachides. / Fresh rice paper roll filled with lettuce, bean sprouts, carrot, coriander, mint, and vermicelli wrapped in rice paper and served with peanut sauce.
$3.87 - -
Ailes de poulet thaĂŻlandaises / Thai Chicken Wings
Des ailes de poulet croustillantes légèrement assaisonnées et servies avec une sauce au chili. / Crispy lightly seasoned WHOLE chicken wings served with sweet chili dipping sauce.
$4.98 - -
Petite salade de mangue / Small Mango Salad
Mangue, laitue, coriandre, Ă©chalotes, poivron rouge, et menthe, servie avec une vinaigrette thaĂŻlandaise. / Mango, lettuce, coriander, shallots, red pepper, and mint, served with Thai dressing.
$4.60 - -

Appetizers

Imperial Rolls $1.86 - -
Crispy Imperial Roll
Crispy roll filled with vegetables. Enjoy it with your choice of Thai Express plum sauce or fish sauce.
$1.98 - -
Fried Chicken Dumplings
4 Pcs. Chicken wrapped in savory dough, fried, and served with sweet chili sauce.
$4.50 - -
Cold Spring Roll
Fresh rice paper roll filled with lettuce, bean sprouts, carrot, coriander, mint, and vermicelli wrapped in rice paper and served with peanut sauce.
$3.87 - -
Steamed Chicken Dumplings
4 Pcs. Chicken wrapped in savory dough and steamed. Served with peanut sauce, green onions, and crush peanuts.
$4.50 - -
Mango Salad $4.89 - -
Thai Chicken Wings
Crispy lightly seasoned WHOLE chicken wings served with sweet chili dipping sauce.
$4.98 - -
Small Mango Salad
Mango, lettuce, coriander, shallots, red pepper, and mint, served with Thai dressing.
$4.60 - -
Chicken Wings $5.21 - -

Soups

1. Mini Soup Tom Yum $4.25 - -
Mini Tom Yum Soup
A sweet, sour and spicy lemongrass infused chicken broth with noodles, vegetables, and tomato.
$5.20 - -
Tom Yum Soup $11.08 - -
2. Thai Mini Soup $4.25 - -
Mini Thai Soup
A fragrant Thai chicken broth filled with noodles, vegetables, and topped with crispy fried red shallots.
$5.16 - -
Thai Soup $11.03 +$0.01 +0.09%

Soupes / Soups

Mini soupe Tom Yum / Mini Tom Yum Soup
Bouillon au poulet épicé aigre-doux à la citronnelle avec nouilles, légumes, et tomate. / A sweet, sour and spicy lemongrass infused chicken broth with noodles, vegetables, and tomato.
$5.20 - -
Soupe Tom Yum / Tom Yum Soup
Bouillon au poulet épicé aigre-doux à la citronnelle avec nouilles, légumes et tomate. / A sweet, sour and spicy lemongrass infused chicken broth with noodles, vegetables, and tomato.
$11.06 - -
Mini soupe thaĂŻlandaise / Mini Thai Soup
Bouillon de poulet thaï réconfortant avec nouilles de riz et légumes, garni de croustillantes échalotes frites. / A fragrant Thai chicken broth filled with noodles, vegetables, and topped with crispy fried red shallots.
$5.20 - -
Soupe thaĂŻlandaise / Thai Soup $11.33 - -

Salades / Salads

Bol au bœuf et citronnelle / Lemongrass Beef Bowl
Bœuf sauté, citronnelle et oignons sur brocoli, carottes, maïs miniature, poivron rouge, chou nappa, laitue iceberg, coriandre, menthe, basilic thaï et vermicelles, garnis d’une savoureuse vinaigrette thaïe (deux portions). / Stir-fried beef lemongrass and onions on broccoli, carrots, baby corn, red pepper, Napa cabbage, iceberg lettuce, coriander mint, Thai basil, and vermicelli with a savory Thai dressing (two portions).
$11.41 - -
Ma salade thaĂŻlandaise / My Thai Salad
Avec ou sans vermicelles, un choix de protéines sautées avec citronnelle et oignons, et un choix de vinaigrette thaïlandaise, aux arachides ou au soya-citron. / With or without vermicelli, a choice of protein stir-fried with lemongrass and onions with choice of Thai, peanut, or soya lemon dressing.
$5.98 - -
Salade pad / Pad Salad $11.33 - -

Soup Combos

Choose from a selection of authentic Thai soups that include rice noodles, bean sprouts, onions, carrots, green onions, coriander, and choice of protein.
Thai Soup Combo $15.18 - -
Tom Yum Soup Combo $15.18 - -

Delicious Thai Dishes

Fried Rice
Fried rice with egg, green onion, carrot, onion, and your choice of flavor.
$11.36 - -
3. Curry
A silky, creamy, and spicy dish made with coconut milk.
$10.29 +$0.06 +0.59%
Curry $11.36 - -
3G. General Curry
Curry with battered chicken.
$11.78 - -
General Curry $11.96 - -
General Thai™ Chicken $11.96 - -
4G. General Thairacha
Battered chicken tossed in a sweet and medium spicy sriracha-based sauce with peppers, onions, and carrots. Served on rice.
$12.08 - -
General Thairacha
Battered chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha-based sauce with peppers, onions, and carrots. Served on rice.
$12.25 - -
4H. General Thai™ Beef
Battered beef tossed in sweet chili sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, and mango, served on rice.
$12.08 - -
General Thai™ Beef
Battered beef tossed in sweet chilli sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, and mango, served on rice.
$12.26 - -
Stir-Fry $11.36 - -
8. Pad See Ew
Large rice noodles served with house brand soy sauce, eggs, and Chinese broccoli.
$11.26 -$0.01 -0.09%

General Thai

4H. General Thai Beef $11.79 - -

DĂ©licieux plats thaĂŻlandais / Delicious Thai Dishes

Riz frit / Fried Rice
Riz frit avec Ĺ“ufs, oignons verts, carottes, oignons et votre choix de saveur. / Fried rice with egg, green onion, carrot, onion, and your choice of flavor.
$11.35 - -
Cari / Curry
Un mets épicé, onctueux, et crémeux fait de lait de coco. / A silky, creamy, and spicy dish made with coconut milk.
$11.37 - -
Général cari / General Curry
Cari avec poulet pané. / Curry with battered chicken.
$11.93 - -
Poulet général thaï / General Thai™ Chicken
Morceaux de poulet panés frits, apprêtés dans une sauce aigre-douce avec poivrons, oignons, carottes, tomates et ananas, servis sur du riz. / Battered chicken tossed in sweet-and-sour sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and pineapple, served on rice.
$11.93 - -
Général Thairacha / General Thairacha
Morceaux de poulet pané frits, apprêtés dans une sauce sucrée et épicée à base de sriracha avec poivrons, oignons et carottes. Servis sur du riz. / Battered chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha-based sauce with peppers, onions, and carrots. Served on rice.
$12.24 - -
Bœuf Général Thaï / General Thai™ Beef
Morceaux de bœuf pané frits, apprêtés dans une sauce aigre-douce avec poivrons, oignons, carottes et mangue, servis sur du riz. / Battered beef tossed in sweet chilli sauce with peppers, onions, carrots, and mango, served on rice.
$12.23 - -
Sauté / Stir-Fry
Légumes panés, frais et croquants cuits au wok, dont des carottes, des poivrons et des oignons, servis avec de savoureuses sauces Thaï Express. / Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with Thai Express' savory sauces.
$11.33 - -

Plats gluten responsable / Gluten-Friendly Dishes

Cari gluten responsable / Gluten-Friendly Curry $11.33 - -
Sauté gluten responsable / Gluten-Friendly Stir-Fry
Légumes panés, frais, et croquants cuits au wok, dont des carottes, des poivrons et des oignons, servis avec de savoureuses sauces Thaï Express. / Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with Thai Express savory sauces.
$11.33 - -
Pad thaĂŻ gluten responsable / Gluten-Friendly Pad Thai
Nouilles de riz fines sautées avec sauce aigre-douce, fèves germées, oignons verts, et radis salés. / Thin rice noodles stir-fried with sweet-and-sour sauce, bean sprouts, green onion, and salted radish.
$11.33 - -
Pad See Ew gluten responsable / Gluten-Friendly Pad See Ew
Nouilles de riz Ă©paisses servies avec sauce soja et brocoli chinois. / Large rice noodles served with brand soy sauce, and Chinese broccoli.
$11.33 - -

Gluten-Friendly Dishes

3. Gluten-Friendly Curry $11.18 - -
Gluten-Friendly Curry $11.35 - -
5. Gluten-Friendly Fried Rice $11.18 - -
Gluten-Friendly Stir-Fry
Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with Thai Express savory sauces.
$11.36 - -
6. Gluten-Friendly Stir-Fry
Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with thai express' savoury sauces.
$11.18 - -
Gluten-Friendly Pad Thai
Thin rice noodles stir-fried with sweet-and-sour sauce, bean sprouts, green onion, and salted radish.
$11.35 - -
6. Gluten-Friendly Pad Salad
Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with Thai Express' savoury sauces.
$11.18 - -
Gluten-Friendly Pad See Ew
Large rice noodles served with brand soy sauce, and Chinese broccoli.
$11.36 - -
7. Gluten-Friendly Pad Thai
Thin rice noodles stir-fried with sweet-and-sour sauce, eggs, bean sprouts, green onion, and salted radish.
$11.18 - -
8. Gluten-Friendly Pad See Ew $11.18 - -

Salads

Crisp salads with hot stir fry with your choice of flavour: basil, cashew, eggplant, ginger, lemongrass, peanut, soya garlic, or sweet and sour. All extra items are subject to additional charge.
Lemongrass Beef Bowl
Stir-fried beef lemongrass and onions on broccoli, carrots, baby corn, red pepper, Napa cabbage, iceberg lettuce, coriander mint, Thai basil, and vermicelli with a savory Thai dressing (two portions).
$11.46 +$0.01 +0.09%
Thai My Salad
Order Thai express' newest salad bowl the way you like it; with or without vermicelli, a choice of protein stir-fried with lemongrass and onions with choice of Thai, peanut, or soya lemon dressing.
$6.49 - -
My Thai Salad
With or without vermicelli, a choice of protein stir-fried with lemongrass and onions with choice of Thai, peanut, or soya lemon dressing.
$5.98 - -
Pad Salad $11.32 - -

Stir Fry

6. Stir Fry $9.52 - -

Salad Combos

Crisp salads with hot stir fry with your choice of flavour: basil, cashew, eggplant, ginger, lemongrass, peanut, soya garlic, or sweet and sour. All extra items are subject to additional charge.
Lemongrass Beef Bowl Combo
Stir-fried beef lemongrass and onions on broccoli, carrots, baby corn, red pepper, napa cabbage, iceberg lettuce, coriander mint, Thai basil, and vermicelli with a savory Thai dressing (two portions).
$15.43 +$0.01 +0.06%
Thai My Salad Combo
Order thai express' newest salad bowl the way you like it; with or without vermicelli, a choice of protein stir-fried with lemongrass and onions with choice of thai, peanut, or soya lemon dressing.
$9.48 +$0.07 +0.74%

Plats Végétaliens / Vegan Dishes

Sauté végétalien / Vegan Stir-Fry
Légumes panés, frais, et croquants cuits au wok, dont des carottes, des poivrons, et des oignons, servis avec de savoureuses sauces Thaï Express. / Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with Thai Express savory sauces.
$11.33 - -
Pad thaï végétalien / Vegan Pad Thai $11.33 - -
Pad see ew végétalien / Vegan Pad See Ew $11.33 - -
Riz frit végétalien / Vegan Fried Rice
Riz frit avec oignons verts, carottes, oignons, et votre choix de saveur. / Fried rice with green onion, carrot, onion, and your choice of flavor.
$11.33 - -

Vegan Dishes

Vegan Fried Rice
Fried rice with green onion, carrot, onion, and your choice of flavor.
$11.36 - -
5. Vegan Fried Rice $11.18 - -
Vegan Stir-Fry $11.36 - -
6. Vegan Stir-Fry
Fresh, crisp wok-tossed vegetables including carrots, peppers, and onions, served with Thai express' savory vegan sauces.
$11.18 - -
Vegan Pad Thai $11.35 - -
6. Vegan Pad Salad $11.18 - -
Vegan Pad See Ew $11.36 - -
7. Vegan Pad Thai
Thin rice noodles stir-fried with vegan sweet-and-sour sauce, bean sprouts, green onion, and salted radish.
$11.18 - -
8. Vegan Pad See Ew
Large rice noodles served with vegan sauce and Chinese broccoli.
$11.18 - -

Accompagnements / Side Orders

Bol de riz / Bowl of Rice $2.12 - -

Side Orders

Bowl of Rice $2.10 - -

Delicious Thai Dish Combos

5. Fried Rice Combo $15.18 - -
3. Curry Combo $15.18 - -
3G. General Curry Combo $15.78 - -
4G. General Thai™ Chicken Combo $15.78 - -
4G. General Thairacha Combo $16.08 - -
6. Stir-Fry Combo $15.18 - -
7. Pad Thai Combo $15.82 - -
8. Pad See Ew Combo $15.18 - -

Beverages

Bottled Drink $2.55 - -
Bottled Water $2.30 - -
Montellier Sparkling Water $2.50 - -
Asian Drink $3.35 - -

Breuvages / Beverages

Tropicana $2.99 - -
Bouteille / Bottled Drink $2.55 - -
Bouteille d'eau / Bottled Water $2.31 - -
7 Up Lemon Lemon $2.00 - -
Eau pétillante montellier / Montellier Sparkling Water $2.50 - -
Pure Leaf $3.05 - -
Boisson asiatique / Asian Drink $3.35 - -

Extras

C - Bowl of Rice $2.43 - -
C - Fried Rice $2.93 - -
C - Mini 1mm Noodles $1.00 - -
C - Noodles 1mm $2.00 - -
C - On 10mm Noodles $0.96 - -
C - On 1mm Noodles $0.96 - -
C - Rice $2.00 - -
Mini Chicken $1.25 - -
Mini Fish $1.50 - -
Mini Tofu $1.25 - -
Mini Vegetables $1.25 - -
P - Beef $2.55 - -
P - Fish $3.75 - -
P - General Thai Chicken $3.50 - -
P - Tofu $2.25 - -
P - Vegetables $2.25 - -
S - Peanut Sauce $0.75 - -
S - Sauce $0.75 - -
V - Baby Corn $0.69 - -
V - Bamboo $0.69 - -
V - Basil $0.69 - -
V - Bean Sprouts $0.69 - -
V - Brocoli $0.69 - -
V - Carrots $0.69 - -
V - Cashew $1.55 - -
V - Chinese Brocoli $1.00 - -
V - Coriander $0.69 - -
V - Eggplants $0.69 - -
V - Ginger $0.69 - -
V - Green Onions $0.47 - -
V - Nappa $0.69 - -
V - Onions $0.69 - -
V - Peppers $0.69 - -
V - Pineapple $0.69 - -
V - Tomato $0.69 - -

Combos

Roll + 20 oz. $3.36 - -
Roll + Water $3.39 - -
Roll + Bottle $4.36 - -
Roll + Asian Can $4.50 - -
Mini Soup + 20 oz. $6.00 - -
Mini Soup + Water $6.25 - -
Mini Soup + Bottle $6.50 - -
Mini Soup + Asian Can $7.00 - -
Dumpling + 20 oz. $5.50 - -
Dumpling + Water $5.75 - -
Dumpling + Bottle $6.00 - -
Dumpling + Asian Can $6.75 - -

Drinks

20 oz. Drink $2.43 - -
Bottled Soft Drinks $2.55 - -
Bottled Juice $2.55 - -
Bottle Drink $2.71 - -
Juice $2.71 - -
Perrier $2.76 - -
Water $2.25 - -
Asian Drinks $3.25 - -
Pure Leaf Lipton $2.99 - -
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About Thai Express (CA)

The number of changes in the restaurant industry in the past few months has been staggering. Dining rooms were shuttered and when they opened, new rules were enforced in how to occupy them safely. Means of purchasing food also changed in many places as some chains did not allow customers to step inside their premises at all.

One thing that remained slightly unchanged is the drive-thru. Sure, the queues are longer now but they’re generally the same - you drive up the drive-thru lane, place your order through a two-way intercom and you pay and pick up your order on the next window. It’s a breeze. It’s also deemed the safest way for purchasing from fast food chains on-site.

They’re not enough, however, to tide most fast food chains through. While this segment of the restaurant industry is somehow surviving the crisis, thanks to their drive-thrus, deliveries, and quick and affordable grub, they’re still losing a lot with their dining rooms closed or operating in limited capacity. Many brands and experts are now thinking of new ways to overcome the challenges that the pandemic brought.

Drive-ins are one of the things being considered by chains and experts alike. With this concept, customers can still eat on-site but they don’t have to be indoors with other diners. They can just eat in their cars without too much fuss.

Drive-ins are different from drive-thrus as the former provides a space for customers to park their cars in and finish their meals on site. Drive-thru has a grab and go style, intended for folks to consume their takeouts elsewhere. With drive-ins, restaurants can expand their dining rooms without the need to significantly change their infrastructure to ensure safety.

The idea is exciting but there is a major issue for many: space constraints. Not a lot of fast food stores have enough room for dozens of cars in their parking lots.

The concept is also proving to have mixed results. Taking a look at the existing drive-in chains in the US, Sonic is growing which means that their format is proving to be effective in the times of corona. The chain is hailed as the favorite fast-food eatery in Texas and Oklahoma and sales are up in Kansas and Missouri.

The largest drive-in chain in the world, Atlanta’s The Varsity, has a whole different story. They had to close down their drive-in services in July 2020 as one of their bellhops tested positive for COVID-19. The company then decided not to bring back their drive-in concept and constructed a two-lane drive-thru instead.

As drive-ins did not make it big in Canada, the concept is still to be tested locally. But would you be interested in trying out a drive-in Harvey’s or Thai Express? With Harvey’s menu prices and size, they might just make it work if they wish to try it.