By the same token, completely meatless options were introduced to the menu due to the prevalence of vegetarianism throughout the country. Enticed by the success of the McDonald's concept, Kroc signed a franchise agreement with the brothers and began opening McDonald's restaurants in Illinois. Japan has its own burger chains including MOS Burger, Lotteria and Freshness Burger. Most of the time they can be upgraded to a larger side and drink for a small fee. As a result, they could produce hamburgers and fries constantly, without waiting for customer orders, and could serve them immediately; hamburgers cost 15 cents, about half the price at a typical diner. A judge dismissed the case, but the fast food industry disliked the publicity of its practices, particularly the way it targets children in its advertising. [54], The examples and perspective in this article, Impact of fast food restaurant availability, "Where White Tower (one of the original fast food restaurants) had tied hamburgers to public transportation and the workingman...McDonald's tied hamburgers to the car, children, and the family." Further north in Punjab and Haryana, chole-bhature are very popular and in Bihar and Jharkhand litti-chokha is their staple fast food. Multinational corporations typically modify their menus to cater to local tastes, and most overseas outlets are owned by native franchisees. The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951.[1]. International brands dominant in North America include McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's, the number three burger chain in the USA; Dunkin' Donuts, a New England-based chain; automobile oriented Sonic Drive-In's from Oklahoma City; Starbucks, Seattle-born coffee-based fast food beverage corporation; KFC and Taco Bell, which are both part of the largest restaurant conglomerate in the world, Yum! [36] The guidelines are interested in a healthier lifestyle for children and the growing problem of American obesity. Drive through and walk through configurations will allow orders to be taken at one register and paid at another. [citation needed]. The food served in fast food restaurants is typically part of a "meat-sweet diet", offered from a limited menu, cooked in bulk in advance and kept hot, finished and packaged to order, and usually available for take away, though seating may be provided. 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While it may not be so obvious today, fast food is on its way to healthier foods and menus. Common menu items at fast food outlets include fish and chips, sandwiches, pitas, hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries, chicken nuggets, tacos, pizza, and ice cream, although many fast food restaurants offer "slower" foods like chili, mashed potatoes, and salads. [26] The choice to introduce a shrimp burger was no coincidence, as a 1989 study stated that world consumption of shrimp was "led by Japan." This sense of trust leads to increased customer loyalty which gives the company a source of recurring business. Prince Castle salesman Ray Kroc traveled to California to discover why the company had purchased almost a dozen of the units as opposed to the normal one or two found in most restaurants of the time. Canada pizza chains Topper's Pizza and Pizza Pizza are primarily located in Ontario. 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