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Fun Holiday – Fast Food Day

Head out to your closest fast food restaurant and indulge in your favorite fast food on November 16 because it is Fast Food Day.

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Treat yourself to some fast food on Fast Food Day.

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Fast food, also known as junk food, is a type of cuisine that can be prepared, served and consumed quickly. Usually, the term is reserved for food served outside the home in restaurants or street-side eateries.

Quick and Cheap

Food historians believe that the modern day version of fast food, the kind all of us are familiar with today, was first popularized in the United States in the early 20th century. The burger chain White Castle, which first opened its doors in 1921 in Whichita, Kansas, is credited for paving the path for modern day fast food chains.

Fast food has always been a part of urban human history. In the old days, fast food was a quick way for travelers and workers to get their quickly and cheaply meals. Despite this, food sold by vendors and at roadside kiosks had a dubious reputation - in many cultures eating outside the home was seen as an uncultured and undesirable act. Today, however fast food has become an acceptable and often times necessary part of mainstream urban life.

How to Celebrate?

  • Have fast food for all your meals today.
  • Make your own fast food at home – it will be healthier, nutritious and cheaper!

Did you Know…

…that according to many business sources, fast food giant McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers every second around the world?

Fast Food Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Fast Food Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2019SatNov 16Fast Food Day
2020MonNov 16Fast Food Day
2021TueNov 16Fast Food Day
2022WedNov 16Fast Food Day
2023ThuNov 16Fast Food Day
2024SatNov 16Fast Food Day
2025SunNov 16Fast Food Day
2026MonNov 16Fast Food Day
2027TueNov 16Fast Food Day
2028ThuNov 16Fast Food Day

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