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Fast food :roadside restaurants in the automobile age /John A. Jakle & Keith A. Sculle.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Jakle, John A.
Sculle, Keith A.
Publication
Baltimore, Md : Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher Series
The road and American culture
The road and American culture.
Contents
The rise of the quick-service restaurant -- Quick-service restaurants in the age of automobile convenience -- Restaurant chains -- Hamburger places, part 1 -- Hamburger places, part 2 -- McDonald's -- Sandwich places -- Ice cream places -- Breakfast places -- Chicken places -- Seafood places -- Pizza places -- Taco places and Mexican "cantinas" -- Steak places -- Concept restaurants -- The roadside restaurant in Springfield, Illinois.
Date
1999.
Description
"In Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age, John Jakle and Keith Sculle contemplate the origins, architecture, and commercial growth of wayside eateries in the United States over the past 100 years. This new volume examines the impact of the automobile on the restaurant business and offers a thorough account of roadside dining. Jakle and Sculle begin with America in the 1850s, when restaurants came into their own, and trace the evolution from coffee shops, main street cafes, and diners to drive-ins and drive-throughs. Focusing on the people who created and ran these enterprises, the authors recount the rise of early franchises such as White Castle and White Tower and the later dominance of large corporate chains such as Burger King, Hardee's, and - the giant of them all - McDonald's."--BOOK JACKET.
xiii, 394 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Notes
Gift of the Vernacular Architecture Project, January 30, 2002.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0801861098 (alk. paper)
9780801861093 (alk. paper)
GUSN
245480
Call Number
Stacks TX945.J35 1999
Descriptive terms
Architecture History 20th century.
Architecture, Modern 20th century
Architektur.
Fast Food.
Fast food restaurants History 20th century.
Fast food restaurants History.
Fastfood.
Raststèatte.
Roadside architecture
Roadside restaurants History.
Wegrestaurants.
Places
USA.
United States
United States.

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