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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-245480

Description

xiii, 394 p. : ill. ; 26 cm., "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Roadside restaurants History.
Fast food restaurants History.
Architecture History 20th century.
Roadside architecture
Architecture, Modern 20th century
Fast food restaurants History 20th century.
Fastfood.
Wegrestaurants.
Architektur.
Fast Food.
Raststèatte.

Originator

Jakle, John A.
Sculle, Keith A.

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.

Publication

Baltimore, Md : Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Series

The road and American culture
The road and American culture.

Description

xiii, 394 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gift of the Vernacular Architecture Project, January 30, 2002.

ISBN

0801861098 (alk. paper)
9780801861093 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks TX945.J35 1999

Places

United States
United States.
USA.