fast food

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inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly

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People eating at fast-food restaurants underestimate the calorie content of meals, especially large meals.
Hearst and the study team set out to examine trends at eight fast-food restaurants using data from 1997/1998 to 2009/2010 culled from the University of Minnesota Nutrition Coordinating Center Food and Nutrient Database, which houses menus from 22 fast-food restaurants.
One particular school canvassed parents about what food should be served in the school and a large number of parents commented that they are not in favour of having a fast-food restaurant on campus.
This is important information for fast-food restaurants, which are often accused of contributing to obesity: Making simple changes away from brighter lights and sound-reflecting surfaces can go a long way toward reducing overeating -- and increase their customers' satisfaction at the same time.
A study found a strong association between familiarity with fast-food restaurant TV advertising and obesity in a group of young Americans.
The supervisors' idea is that fast-food restaurants use toy giveaways to lure young customers, which they undoubtedly do.
During the daylight hours of Ramadan most fast-food restaurants are closed to customers who want to dine in and a few open for home delivery service only.
California banned the sale of soft drinks in middle and elementary schools in 2003 and a new law requires fast-food restaurants in New York to post calorie counts above the service counter.
Councilwoman Jan Perry of South Los Angeles, California, wants a two-year ban on new fast-food restaurants in her district.
The concentration of fast-food restaurants around schools within a short walking distance for students is an important public health concern," a team of researchers declared in the journal's September issue.
Today, 2,000 fast-food restaurants here rake in an US$1 billion to US$1.
Those who visited fast-food restaurants more than twice a week gained significantly more weight and had twice as much insulin resistance.
As lawsuits filed against fast-food restaurants and food manufacturers for transgressions including contributing to obesity and mislabeling products continue to increase, many insurers and brokers are following the litigation closely.
is the first of several fast-food restaurants worldwide to carry Ali's name.