Most fast food outlets have seating arrangements where customers can sit and eat the food. In most developed and developing countries people eat out more than five times a week and in most cases eat in a fast food restaurant.
Since its inception, fast food has been designed to be eaten on the go and do not require the traditional cutlery items. It is usually rapidly served in cartons or bags or in a plastic wrapping, in a fashion which minimizes cost. Some of the common menu items at fast food outlets are fish and chips, sandwiches, pitas, hamburgers, fried chicken, French fries, chicken nuggets, tacos, pizza, hot dogs and ice cream. Many fast food restaurants also offer chili, mashed potatoes and salads also.
In addition to the traditional American fast food such as hamburgers (also known as burgers) and fries, other forms of fast food items such as Chinese noodles and other Asian and Indian delicacies such as tikkas, tandoori chicken also enjoy widespread popularity in the West.
The most favorite fast food item is the burger. Burgers are hamburgers which are actually a sandwich consisting of a cooked ground meat patty, usually beef, and placed in a sliced bun or between pieces of bread or toast. Hamburgers are often served with various condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish etc. as well as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and cheese
Another favorite fast item is the Shakes and is also known as Milkshakes and Smoothies. A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage made from milk, ice cream or iced milk, with added flavorings or sweeteners such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce. Milkshakes are usually served in a tall glass with a straw, and whipped cream may be added as a topping. Several popular milkshake flavors include vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
Fast food coupons are actually a negotiable certificate that can be redeemed for buying some fast food item. The detachable part entitles the bearer to certain benefits such as cash refund, discounts, free food items or gifts. These coupons can also be stocked up and used as and when needed. However most fast food centers offers on these coupons are for a fixed period or for a fixed food item. For example buying a medium sized milkshake can fetch you a coupon for a free meal, free drink or free French fries. Fast food coupons are used as a method for promoting the sales of the Fast Food outlet.
by James Bond