Fast Food restaurants have been with us for as long as most of us can remember. They became popular in the 1950’s when cars became more affordable and the American population found themselves on the move. Everyone needs to eat and it was so easy to just drop in a fast food store and grab a bite on their way to where ever it was they were going.
White Castles sprung up in 1921 and have been followed by nearly every type of fast food restaurant one can imagine. Burger King opened it’s doors in 1953 in Florida as Insta-Burger, McDonald’s officially open in 1958 in Illinois but has roots that go back to 1952. Wendy’s opened in 1969 in Ohio.
Originally fast food restaurants were there just to provide fast food. To make things taste better they began to add flavorings and lots of salt. Sodas became even more popular in order to wash that salty food down with something sweet. It was a cycle that led to a lot of dietary issues in America, and across the world.
Most fast food restaurants have begun to change their menus to provide more healthy foods available to their customers. Though the most popular foods are those that are still bad for you. But like anything else, a little excess if not all that terrible. You just need to mix the good with the bad.
Greasy hamburgers, cheeseburger, onion rings and french fries are great tasting but clog the arteries like cotton balls. A little of it won’t hurt, a lot might. Blame the automobile! If we stayed home more we’d cook better meals… but it wouldn’t be as much fun.
How to celebrate – Start your day by having a fast-food breakfast. Go to lunch at a fast-food restaurant. End your day by having supper at… you guessed it… a fast-food establishment.