The first fast food restaurant to hit the market was White Castle, even though many believe it was McDonald's. White Castle first appeared in 1921 and was followed by McDonald's in 1940 and KFC in 1952. These were the days of drive-ins where workers would skate their way to your car to deliver your food. You would enjoy it from the comfort of your driver's seat and be on your way. It was truly an experience.
By the time 1970 hit, Americans were spending $6 billion on fast food. It is projected that by 2020, that number will go up to $223 billion. That's a lot of fast food! It makes sense, though, as there are more than 300,000 fast food joints in the United States alone. So how do people choose which places to go to? One word: marketing. Ronald McDonald is one of the most well-known marketing tools and was actually voted number 2 in the top 10 advertising icons of the 20th century.
There's a lot about fast food restaurants that people don't know, but really all they care about is the food; how good it tastes and what it costs. But sometimes, people are just drawn to certain places. Do you find yourself wanting certain fast food but don't know why? Maybe because that particular place just fits with your personality! Take this quiz to see if we can guess which fast food restaurant you are.