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Maybe fast food should be directed to this article.

I think the other way around. When is the hyphen used? -- Zoe


Because low prices are key to fast-food competitiveness, a race to the bottom in ingredient standards applies—cutting costs and finding the cheapest global sources for each ingredient—is the major focus of most fast-food head offices.

Ingredients are generally not a large component of fast food and obtaining cheap global supplies aren't a major concern of fast food headquarters.

Quotes removed from article

  • Burger Barn in the movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape. A major event in the small fictional town of Endora, Iowa, is the arrival of the prefabricated restaurant. Quotes:
    • Tucker: They use canola oil, okay? Do you know what canola oil is? Probably don't. Probably don't even sell it at Lamson's Grocery. It's cutting edge! It creates a crispier french fry and a more unique product. And Burger Barn... forget Wendy's, forget Burger King, forget McDonald's, that's like old hat. Burger Barn is cutting edge. I mean, I could really stand behind it. It's an innovative place!
    • Arnie: Hey! Hey! Look at here! Look at here! Look what's coming! Look, look it's coming! It's here, huh Gilbert! You see it, huh! It's the Burger Barn, Gilbert, the Burger Barn! Gilbert it's the Burger Barn! Aaaaa! Burger Barn! Aaaa!

Use of hyphen


Why is fast-food hyphenated? The fast food article doesn't have one. If anyone fixes/changes this, though, be sure to fix the double redirects, as many pages link here.  – Jrdioko (Talk) 02:51, 23 Jun 2004 (UTC)

The hyphen is for a compound adjective. "Fast food" as a noun needs no hyphen, but in "fast-food restaurant" the two words form a compound adjective modifying "restaurant". --Ben Kovitz 20:16, 8 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Local chains


Removed "241 Pizza" - I figure a chain should be at a minimum province-wide if not larger to merit inclusion. Otherwise, you'd need an entire page just for chains in Toronto... Krupo 05:44, Sep 3, 2004 (UTC)

Burgerville is a chain in Oregon, Washington & Idaho, would that be considered large enough for reference being three states in the Pacific Northwest? I also remember former chains that seemed to be everywhere in the pacific northwest of the USA, "Rex's" (I believe that was the name) in the 80's, it was geared toward younger children and had a dinosaur mascot, though its food reminded me a lot of Arby's, and 'Hot 'n Now' in the mid-90's, which was drive-through only. Nagelfar 01:43, 17 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Burgerville is already included, but not as a fast food chain, because it's not a fast food chain. --Randal L. Schwartz 15:32, 25 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]
It was called Rax, i think the mascot was a raccoon and had other woodland creatures as his pals and was like Arby's, may have been a competitor and was bought out or became Arbys, ahh childhood.:


Cleanup: Hit-and-miss URL's


It looks awful having links to some chains' homepages, and not to others. I suggest an all-or-nothing approach. My idea is to remove all URL's and move them onto the pages for the chains in particular - if they're to stay at all. Comments? Krupo 05:50, Sep 3, 2004 (UTC)

After thinking about it, it might be logical to seperate this into a "list of fast-food restaurants" article, and a seperate fast-food restaurant article. On a related note, I wonder if it wouldn't make sense to consolidate fast-food restaurant with fast food... ? What are the key differences between the articles? Krupo 01:14, Sep 4, 2004 (UTC)
I agree, this be divided into a list of fast food restaurants. I'll do it if no one objects. Jaberwocky6669 July 2, 2005 08:49 (UTC)



My changes remove the pointless links to fast food restraunts that make the page seem more like an advertisement then anything else, after all anyone can find the McDonalds website, it also adds some more upto date content and links to static news pages to support the content.

Oh god. If I want to know if Subway is in Thailand, I can see it here, no problem. If I want to check there website, I have to hunt. Leave it be. Also, it leads to our article on each chain, many of the chains are a part of local pop culture. -- user:zanimum

Also ive added a link to the Fast Food article. I think that this page does though differ from the Fast Food article but more can be done to seperate the two, mostly due to the broadness that the Fast Food term covers and less to do with the shortfallings of this article.

Merge proposal


I'm proposing a {{mergeto}} Fast food, an article that has a little more meat (pun intended) than this one but that would benefit from the addition of the content that's here. I don't see any real separation between the concepts "fast food" and "fast food restaurant;" the latter is merely a place that serves the former, and unless this article is going to discuss questions of layout and architecture, they should probably be a single article. As part of the merge, the extensive list of restaurants and chains on this page would (should?) go to a new list page, such as List of major fast-food restaurants, that would be prominently linked on the merged page. Thanks. | Klaw ¡digame! 16:32, 16 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Move discussion in progress


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