In the German-speaking world, the term is now often used instead of "drive-through" for that kind of service. In Japan, the term refers to a rest area. In France, this term has become popular because of American movies showing that kind of service, and more recently due to the expansion of fast-food restaurants.
The first drive-in restaurant was The Pig Stand, which opened in Dallas, Texas, in 1921. In North America, drive-in facilities of all types have become less popular since their heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, with drive-throughs rising to prominence since the 1970s and 1980s.
Put on your PJs and drive on in; Fortunately for fans of an old-fashioned drive-in movie experience, seven operating drive-in movie theaters remain in Washington state.(NW Arts&Life)
Jun 20, 2010; Byline: Rachel Shimp; Special to The Seattle Times In late May, demolition began on Everett's Puget Park Drive-In, which was sold...