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When is National Fast Food Day?

November 16th is National Fast Food Day.

What is National Fast Food Day?

They don’t deliver it to your car on skates anymore, but it’s faster than ever. National Fast Food Day celebrates the convenience and flavor-packed experience of fast food restaurants.

Though fast food became popular in the 50’s, many consider White Castle to be the first fast food restaurant. It opened in 1921 as a speedy, high-volume burger joint with low prices and a limited menu. Drive-in restaurants like White Castle took advantage of the post-WWI boom when automobiles became more affordable.

Now the fast food industry offers a huge variety of choices, from the classic hamburger to calamari. These days, you can order a taco, a pizza, and General Cho’s Chicken faster than you can say “monosodium glutamate.”

So while constantly eating fast food may be a reckless dietary choice, National Fast Food Day does present us with good reason to enjoy the variety, the speed, and the tastiness of history’s fastest restaurants.

Fun facts about National Fast Food Day!

  • McDonald’s was the first restaurant that applied assembly line principles to food preparation.
  • Hash browns have proportionately more fat and calories than a cheeseburger.
  • Street vendors sold hamburgers in the early 1900s, but many people considered burgers dangerous because of corruption in the meat industry at the time.
  • Americans eat about 50 billion burgers per year.

How to celebrate National Fast Food Day:

Head to the drive thru, and get yourself a burger or whatever speedy meal suits your palate. 

What’s the hashtag for National Fast Food Day?

Show off your fast food loyalties on social media with #NationalFastFoodDay.