Drive-Thru Difference

YOU are the Drive Thru Difference.

If you've ever wanted to make a difference in someone's day, this is the way to do it.

  1. Print this note
  2. Drive to the fast food or coffee place you like to visit... place your order...
  3. When, when you get to the drive thru window, kindly tell the cashier/window worker that you'd like to bless the person in the car behind you. At that point you pay for both orders and hand the worker the note you printed from this site.
You’ll be encouraged, along with the person you paid for, and those who work at the register!!
If you are ready to BE the Drive Thru Difference then print this form and we will see you at the drive-thru!

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Here are a few of the stories we have Received

Leslie - Worcester, MA

Got my breakfast paid for this morning by one of your listeners doing the "drive thru difference" turned my day around.
Thank you to that stranger!
God always sends encouragement in small ways; especially when needed.

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Annie - Spencer, MA

Just about 3 weeks ago, I was in the McDonald's drive thru line and I gave my order and I said to myself, "if someone pulls up behind me, I will pay for their order," and before I got to the window to pay for my coffee, a mini van pulled up behind me and I told the person at the window that I wanted to pay for the person behind me order. She told me how much it was and I was kind of taken back but I was committed and bought that persons breakfast. It felt really good to make someone's start to their day.

Christine B - Brimfield, MA

I went to Dunkin Donuts this morning to get a bagel. When I got to the window to pay in the drive-thru, I was told that the person in front of me paid for me today! I read the note attached to my bag and was very happy and surprised! What a nice way to start someones day! I will certainly pay this forward!

Karen - Charlton, MA

My daughter has been listening to your station at bedtime. She's heard you talk about paying for the person behind you at the drive-thru. Tonight, she asked me to do it. So I had her ask the cashier how much the order was for the car behind us, and we paid for their meal ♥. I was so proud of her. I hadn't done that in a while and it was a great reminder to hear it from her. Thank you!


I go to dunkin on rt 20 in auburn. go to the drive every day.customer in front ofme paid for my breakfast. like to thank them. could not belive some one out there did this. thank you happy easter. work at bertera nisson thanks sue

Beth - Southbridge, MA

This morning I stopped at the Dunkin Donuts in Sturbridge as usual to get my morning coffee for the drive to work. I pulled up to the window and tried to hand them the money for my coffee, but they said that the lady in front of me had paid for my coffee and then they handed me a note. That was so thoughtful and unexpected, it made me smile. To whoever that person was, thank you!

Chelsea D - Oxford , MA

Last night I got some awful news in our family, our 19 year old cousin passed away. I was sitting in the Dunkin Donut drive thru this morning, not thinking about much other then life being too short. Next I know I pull up to get my coffee and the kind person in front of me had purchased it, along with a message from The Q90.1.. It goes to show you, even the smallest act of kindness, no matter what kind of day people are having, it matters... it all matters. Thank you kind stranger, if there were more people who were so caring and generous.

Allison - Worcester, MA

At the end of 2013 I was going through a very difficult time. Life seemed very dim. I was worried about a doctors appointment I was going to and I happened to stop to get a coffee around the corner. Someone paid for my meal and I in turn paid for the person behind me. My appointment went awful but the kindness of this person is what got me through. I am so grateful. I had also listed to The Q and one day heard about the Drive Through Difference. I know without a doubt that God was there for me that day through the kindness and generosity of this person. My life has changed in leap and bounds since that day and I will be forever thankful.

Kimberly - Oxford, MA

I have done this before, but your radio station is a gentle reminder to do it more often.
On Sunday's I go to Starbucks before rushing to choir practice, and now I usually pay for the car behind me. I say a prayer for God to bless them and hopefully pay it forward.
Thank you for reminding us that we can be the difference in someone's day.

Gail - Charlton, MA

My son who has a permit was driving and we had just picked up a few people we know that were coming over to my house. One of the people in my vehicle asked if we could stop at McDonalds for food. We went to the drive thru and we placed an order. We moved up to pay for the food at the cashier window. I paid for his food and I said to my son who was driving wait, wait, wait, give her the paper for the drive thru difference. He said mom she walked away. I said we will wait until she comes back. My son and guest in car started to laugh. They said she left because there is no one behind us silly. I was so excited to pay for someone and so disappointed when no one was behind us and I could not make the drive thru difference. We all got a good laugh out of it. I enjoy seeing people react when they realize you paid for them and people do still do acts of kindness.

Maribel - Worcester, MA

Just wanted to say thank you. I was getting breakfast this morning at Dunkin Donuts on Madison St. and some nice lady paid for my breakfast, that was the sweetest thing... She made my day and I am super excited to the same thing for another person...

Kris - Worcester, MA

While I was counting my pennies for my morning coffee I got up to the window at my Dunkins this morning and found out my food was paid for thanks to the nice driver in front of me! Great start to the day! Will be passing the note on and covering a strangers order later on in the afternoon.

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