Fast food is the term given
food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered
be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold
a restaurant or store low quality preparation and served to the customer a packaged form take-away. The term "fast food" was recognized a dictionary Merriam–Webster in 1951.
Outlets may be stands or kiosks, which may provide no shelter or seating, or fast food restaurants (also known quick service restaurants). Franchise operations which are part restaurant chains have standardized foodstuffs shipped to each restaurant central locations.
The capital requirements involved opening up a fast food restaurant are relatively low. Smaller, individually-owned fast food restaurants are becoming much more common throughout the world.Restaurants much higher sit-in ratios, where customers tend to sit and have their orders brought to them a seemingly more upscale atmosphere, may be known some areas as fast casual restaurants.
A hamburger (or burger) is a sandwich consisting a cooked ground meat patty, usually beef, placed a sliced bun or between pieces 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.
McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain fast food restaurants, serving nearly 47 million customers daily. McDonald's primarily sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken products, french fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes, anddesserts. More recently, it has begun offer salads, wraps and fruit. Many McDonald's restaurants have included a playground children and advertising geared toward children, and some have been redesigned a more 'natural' style, with a particular emphasis comfort: introducing lounge areas and fireplaces, and eliminating hard plastic chairs and tables.
addition to its signature restaurant chain, McDonald’s Corporation held a minority interest Pret A Manger (a UK-based sandwich retailer) 2008, and owned the Chipotle Mexican Grill until 2006 and the restaurant chain Boston Market until 2007. The company has also expanded the McDonald's menu recent decades to include alternative meal options, such as salads and snack wraps, in order to capitalize on growing consumer interest health and wellness.
Each McDonald's restaurant is operated a franchisee, an affiliate, or the corporation itself. The corporations' revenues come the rent, royalties and fees paid the franchisees, as well sales in company-operated restaurants. McDonald's revenues grew 27% over the three years ending 2007 to $22.8 billion, and 9% growth in operating income $3.9 billion.