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Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom

Author: Adam Chandler
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry's largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Chandler
ISBN: 9781250090720 1250090725
OCLC Number: 1048937389
Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The national meal --
The Colonel --
Soft market --
Freedom from want --
Are we there yet? --
Poultry in motion --
Into the cities --
"Yes, it can be done" --
Drive-thru America --
Glasnost --
Good places --
Crisp digital nuggets --
Belonging --
The fast casual frontier --
The lonesome hours.
Responsibility: Adam Chandler.

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If Chuck Klosterman of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs were to take on the fast-food industry and its inextricable link to American nostalgia throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.  Read more...

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A Publishers Weekly Book of the Week"This is a book to savor, especially if you're a fast-food fan."--Bookpage"This fun, argumentative, and frequently surprising pop history of American fast food Read more...

 
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