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fast food

n.
Inexpensive food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, prepared and served quickly.

fast′-food′ adj.

fast food

n
(Cookery) food that requires little preparation before being served
adj
(Cookery) (of a restaurant, café, etc) serving such food
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fast food - inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quicklyfast food - inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
Translations
طَعام سَريع
rychlé občerstvení
comida rápida
pikaruoka
gyorsételgyorsételek
fast-food
hitro pripravljena hrana
snabbmat

fast food

nFast Food nt, → Fastfood nt; he lives mainly on fast fooder ernährt sich hauptsächlich von Fast Food or von Schnellgerichten

fast food

nfast food m inv

fast1

(faːst) adjective
1. quick-moving. a fast car.
2. quick. a fast worker.
3. (of a clock, watch etc) showing a time in advance of the correct time. My watch is five minutes fast.
adverb
quickly. She speaks so fast I can't understand her.
ˈfastness noun
fast food(s)
food that can be quickly prepared, eg hamburgers etc.
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Jason Block and colleagues investigated estimation of calorie (energy) content of meals from fast-food restaurants in adults, adolescents and school-age children, using a cross-sectional study of repeated visits to fast-food restaurant chains.
Known for menu items containing high amounts of fat, sugar, and salt, fast-food restaurants have contributed to increased risk of diet-related chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes.
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Wansink and his co-author, Koert van Ittersum of the Georgia Institute of Technology, found that softening the lighting and music in fast-food restaurants didn't change what people ordered, but it caused them to eat 18 percent less of what they ordered -- 775 calories instead of 949.
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi residents will be able to continue to enjoy the occasional burger, chicken wing and pizza at fast-food restaurants during Ramadan this year, despite the tendency towards indulgence in hefty, traditional, home-made feasts.
The study confirms that fast food outlets near schools affect students eating habits and weight, and limiting the closeness of fast-food restaurants to schools could help reduce obesity in adolescents.
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a low-income area of the city.
In Port Jefferson, New York, the village board has banned fast-food restaurants from certain areas.
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The association traced the rise to increases in per-customer expenditures at all restaurant and eatery categories, including fast-food restaurants, chain restaurants, non-chain restaurants and coffee shops.