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Fast food
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search  This article
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(March 2012)
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e For other uses, see Fast food (disambiguation). 
 A typical fast food meal in the United States includes a hamburger, french fries,and a soft drink .  Pictured here are burgers from In-N-Out Burger  McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut fast food restaurants in the United ArabEmirates 
Fast food
is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While anymeal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers tofood sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away.The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam
Webster in 1951.Outlets may be stands or kiosks,which may provide no shelter or seating,
 or fast food restaurants (also known as
quick service restaurants
). Franchise operations which are part of  restaurant chains have standardized foodstuffs shipped to each restaurant from centrallocations.
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 Pulling wheat dough into thin strands to form 
 See also: Fast food restaurant history  The concept of ready-cooked food for sale is closely connected with urban development. InAncient Rome cities had street stands that sold bread, sausages and wine.
[edit]Pre-modern Europe
In the cities of Roman antiquity, much of the urban population living in 
,multi-storeyapartment blocks, depended on food vendors for much of their meals. In the mornings, breadsoaked in wine was eaten as a quick snack and cooked vegetables and stews later in the day at a
,a simple type of eating establishment.
 In the Middle Ages,large towns and major urban areas such as London and Paris supported numerous vendors that sold dishes such as pies,  pasties, flans, waffles, wafers, pancakes and cooked meats. As in Roman cities during antiquity, many of these establishments catered to those who did not have means to cook their own food,

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