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fast food

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

fast′-food′ adj.
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of or specializing in standardized foods prepared and served rapidly.
[1950–55, Amer.]
fast′ food′, n.
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fast-food chain
nFast-Food-Kette f, → Fastfoodkette f, → Schnellimbisskette f
fast-food joint
n (US) → Fast-Food-Restaurant ntor -Laden m (inf)
fast-food outlet
nFast-Food-Lokal nt, → Schnellimbiss m
fast-food place, fast-food restaurant
nFast-Food-Restaurant ntor -Laden m (inf)Schnellimbiss m
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* A typical fast-food hamburger may contain meat from hundreds of different cattle.
"Young people usually like to go the modern-looking fast-food restaurants and cafes" he said, adding that "it cost more than the local restaurants and the food may not be better.
In his enlightening and fun-to-read Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom (Flatiron, $27.99, 9781250090720, audio/eBook available), Adam Chandler explores the complex industry that sprang from fry cook Walt Anderson's "invention" of the hamburger in Wichita, Kansas, in 1916.
The conventional wisdom, Mark Bittman wrote in the New York Times back in 2011, is that "junk food is cheaper when measured by the calorie, and that this makes fast food essential for the poor because they need cheap calories." In a nod to this perception, the Los Angeles City Council in 2008 banned new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles, one of the poorest sections of the city, in an effort to promote healthier eating.
While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved - to the contrary, in fact.
A fast-food worker in Japan got one over a couple of rude customers who had given her a low attractiveness rating.
News Desk A Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) mobile court fined nine fast-food shops Tk 4.30 lakh in the city's New Market area on Sunday as part of a drive against food adulteration.
Whether rich or poor, one thing unites Americans of all economic classes: our love for fast food, according to a nationwide study of "young" Baby Boomers that contradicts the popular belief that fast-food consumption is concentrated among the poor.
Fast-food chains entice observers of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan with lower prices and all-you-can-eat offers.
Young people usually like to go to the modern-looking fast-food restaurants.
The Question: Do fast-food ads aimed at children affect how often their families visit the restaurants?
The study found that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children's homes.