Yes or BS — National Fast Food Day Edition
I admit I don't eat a lot of fast food. Although I do hit up the Taco Cabana on the way to my house occasionally. But that's not to say I didn't stop by Carl's Jr. every single day leaving work back when I lived in Eugene, OR. What can I say, they had a Pastrami Burger. Pastrami Burger! Pastrami! On a burger! Anyway, here is your Yes or BS.
- The first fast food restaurant was McDonald's.
- BS - White Castle is considered the first fast food place. The first one opened in 1921, when McDonald's didn't open until 1940, and was a barbecue joint. They didn't focus on burgers until 1948.
- McDonald's was the first restaurant with a drive-thru.
- BS - A few different places started using them in the 30's and 40's. It's not clear who did it first, but McDonald's didn't open its first drive thru until 1975.
- In Australia, Burger Kings are called Hungry Jack's.
- Yes - Australia already had a restaurant called Burger King when they expanded there in the 1970's.
- There are currently no Taco Bells in Mexico.
- Yes - They tried opening a few in 1992, but they all closed within two years. They opened one in Mexico City in 2007, but it closed in 2010.
- Pizza Hut used to buy a ton of kale, but didn't use it on pizzas or in salads.
- Yes - They used the kale to decorate their salad bar.