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Some see fast food as a good clean fun, same as a health risk, some as a way to survive while some other as a profitable venture. We’ll deal here with ways fast food affects our health and societies.
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.
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.
During the history lower classes had the most trouble trying to prepare food for themselves because they didn’t have conditions for that. Street food appeared for that reason and is still important because of that. Read more street food history and facts.