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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.
McDonald’s started as a family hamburger stand only to expand into company that has its presence on 6 continents and caters for fast food needs of millions of people daily. Read more about history of McDonald’s fast food and restaurants.
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.