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Fast Food Quotes

“At some point, they are going to have to knock a hole in the side of the wall and throw the rotisserie chicken out as you drive by.”
Harry Balzer (food industry analyst)

“People don't want to get out of their cars to get dinner.”
Harry Balzer (food industry analyst)

"I don't like to eat snails. I prefer fast food."
Roger von Oech, ‘A Kick in the Seat of the Pants’ (1996)

"We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking."
Steve Elbert

“Eating at fast food outlets and other restaurants is simply a manifestation of the commodification of time coupled with the relatively low value many Americans have placed on the food they eat.”
Andrew F. Smith
‘Encyclopedia of Junk food and Fast Food’ (2006)

“In terms of fast food and deep understanding of the culture of fast food, I'm your man.”
Bill Gates (???)

“Prepared and fast foods have given us the time and freedom to see cooking as an art form - a form of creative expression.”
Jeff Smith, 'The Frugal Gourmet Keeps the Feast' (1995)

“There are may of us who cannot but feel dismal about the future of various cultures. Often it is hard not to agree that we are becoming culinary nitwits, dependent upon fast foods and mass kitchens and megavitamins for our basically rotten nourishment.”
M.F.K. Fisher

“The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger.”
Chris O'Brien

“It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.”
Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald's franchise

“We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.”
Jeff Arder

“Believe it or not, American eat 75 acres of pizza a day.”
Boyd Matson, TV journalist

“We were taken to a fast food cafĂ© where our order was fed into a computer. Our hamburgers, made from the flesh of chemically impregnated cattle, had been broiled over counterfeit charcoal, placed between slices of artificially flavored cardboard and served to us by recycled juvenile delinquents.”
Jean Michel Chapereau


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