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Fast Food Industry

The History Of Food Delivery: How Fast Takeout Became A...

January 1, 2021

Whether you've got a craving for pizza, pot stickers, or pho, there's probably a restaurant that's willing to deliver that scrumptious treat to your door for...

Automats: Fast Food Before We Had Fast Food Restaurants

July 26, 2020

(Berenice Abbott/Wikimedia Commons) Say what you will about the fast food experience, but whatever it may lack in fresh ingredients and customer service, it more...

The Invention Of The Humble Straw: Reeds, Cigars, And M...

January 8, 2020

Colorful plastic straws: One of our oldest eating utensils. (Photo by JOKER / Walter G. Allgöwer/ullstein bild via Getty Images) Until a year or so ago, you p...

Colonel Sanders: The Unexpected Life Of The Fast Food P...

December 16, 2019

On December 16, 1980, the world lost a business icon and fried chicken guru when Harland David Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders, died of leukemia. Wh...

Fast Food Drive-Thru: A Product of the Car Culture

September 24, 2018

Drivers wait in the drive-thru line at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Alhambra, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. B...