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We eat some forms of fast food since the ancient times. But the real boom happened with the industrial revolution, popularity of cars and idea that food can be prepared in five minutes or less.
When you think about fast food, hamburger is probably the first food that comes to your mind. It is one of the oldest fast food items and it is still popular in different forms. Read more about history of the hamburger.
Most of us like junk food - snacks, candy, fast food. But that doesn’t mean that it is healthy for us. Junk food is connected as a cause with many diseases and can affect our brains like a drug. Read more facts about junk food history.
Fast food can be very different depending on where you end up. Some are of very local character (like roasted scorpions and starfish) while other are practically universal (like pizza and hamburgers). Read more about different types of fast food.