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Fast food restaurants, as we know them today, appeared in 20th century and most of them first in the United States. They improved the speed with which the food was prepared and standardized it so that every outlet would sell the food of the same quality.
Cheeseburger is variant of a hamburger that proved very popular when it was invented (at the beginning of 20th century) and it is still popular today. It is a hamburger with an added piece of cheese the melts under the heat of meat patty. Read more about cheeseburger history, facts and types.
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.
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.