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fastfood (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of fast food
    • 1996, Kathlyn Gay, Martin K. Gay, Encyclopedia of North American Eating & Drinking Traditions, Customs & Rituals, ABC-CLIO, →ISBN, page 32:
      Today, though, millions of American workers and students have their breakfast “on the run,” choosing morning sandwich meals from the nearest fastfood establishment, eating a breakfast sandwich such as the Egg McMuffin or Breakfast Burrito from MacDonald’s, a Croissan’wich from Burger King, or a bagel sandwich from a deli. If fastfood is not an option, a frozen muffin or biscuit sandwich heated in the microwave, a Waffle ’Wich made from sliced turkey and cream cheese between frozen waffles, or even pizza toast made with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese are other types of breakfast sandwiches that have become popular in recent years.
    • 2000, William G. Nickels, James M. McHugh, Susan M. McHugh, Paul D. Berman, “Ethical Behaviour, the Environment, and Social Responsibility”, in Understanding Canadian Business, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, →ISBN, part 1 (Business Trends: Cultivating a Business in Diverse Global Environments), chapter section “The Impact of Environmental Issues on Business”, pages 150–151:
      Any company that puffs smoke through a stack on the roof—and that includes restaurants, fastfood or otherwise—may already be breaking regulations without knowing it. [] Furthermore, containers and other packaging are being made biodegradable. Many fastfood restaurants have followed this trend.
    • 2002, Ted Nugent, Shemane Nugent, “I Kill It, I Grill It”, in Kill It & Grill It: A Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish, Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., →ISBN, page 2:
      And we sure as hell wouldn’t waste good hunger or any one of our much anticipated family mealtimes on fastfood or junkfood. At the Nugent tribal dinnertable we think of fastfood as a mallard or quail, garlic’d and buttered to perfection.