What is fast food?

  • (noun): Inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly.

Fast Food

Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away. The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951.

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Fast Food - Criticism
... Further information Criticism of fast food Fast food chains have come under criticism over concerns ranging from claimed negative health effects, alleged animal cruelty, cases ... The intake of fast food is increasing worldwide ... A study done in Jeddah has shown that current fast food habits are related to the increase of overweight and obesity among adolescents in Saudi Arabia ...
Leeann Chin
... Ann Chin in promotional materials) is a Chinese-American fast food restaurant chain in Minnesota, operating approximately 40 outlets ... The food ranges from mild to spicy, and there are a variety of salads, bottled and fountain beverages, and frozen yogurt treats available for purchase ... both to traditional Chinese restaurants and fast food competitors, claiming a position of superior nutritional value in their food ...
Corporate Accountability International - Current Campaigns
... International launched the Value Meal Campaign challenging corporate abuse of food by the fast food industry ... The campaign demands to the fast food industry include stop fast food marketing, promotion and sponsorship that appeals to children and teenagers stop manipulating public health policy and nutrition science and ... the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, Ronnie Cummins National Director of the Organic ...
Burger King Products - Demographic Targeting - The "Superfan"
... individuals that are 18 to 49 years old, primarily male, who would visit a fast-food restaurant five times a month and eat fast food 16 times a month ... of the recession, coupled with healthier eating habits, drove many customers away from fast food towards the fast-casual segment or forced them to ... individuals of both sexes, all ages, and households who frequent fast food within the stated time frame ...

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