Fast food is a type of food that is prepared and served very quickly, first popularized in the 1950s in the United States. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered fast food, typically the term refers to food 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. Fast food restaurants are traditionally distinguished by their ability to serve food via a drive-through.

fast food

fast food

1 hamburger 2 cheeseburger 3 hot dog 4 fish sandwich
5 chicken sandwich 6 fried chicken 7 french fries 8 nachos
9 taco 10 burrito 11 slice of pizza 12 bowl of chili
13 salad 14 ice cream 15 frozen yogurt 16 milkshake
17 soda 18 lids 19 paper cups 20 straws
21 napkins 22 plastic utensils 23 ketchup 24 mustard
25 mayonnaise 26 relish 27 salad dressing  
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fast-food-restaurant

1. hamburger 2. french fries 3. cheeseburger 4. onion rings
5. chicken sandwich 6. hot dog 7. nachos 8. taco
9. burrito 10. pizza 11. soda 12. iced tea
13. ice-cream cone 14. milkshake 15. donut 16. muffin
17. counter person 18. straw 19. plastic utensils 20. sugar substitute
21. ketchup 22. mustard 23. mayonnaise 24. salad bar

 

Conversations

Do you like hamburgers? Yes, I do.
Do you like nachos? No, I don’t.

A. May I help you?
B. Yes. I’d like a/an …/an order of …

A. Excuse me. We’re almost out of …
B. I’ll get some more from the supply room. Thanks for telling me.

Do you go to fast-food restaurants? Which ones? How often? What do you order?
Are there fast-food restaurants in your country? Are they popular? What foods do they have?