Copycat recipes from the most popular fast food restaurants in America | Gwinnett Daily Post Food and Recipes
When White Castle opened its first doors in Wichita, Kansas in 1921, it quietly began a dining revolution in America. It took a few decades for fast food to really get on a roll: McDonald’s, the first to translate assembly line practices found in car factories into kitchens, opened what would become the modern iteration of the famous hamburger joint in 1948. Soon after, other restaurants were taking note of McDonald’s success and pivoting their restaurants to mimic the standardization and processes. Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Taco Bell, Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, and Wendy’s came into their recognizable forms in the following decade, and ever since have dominated suburbs and freeway pitstops.
Fast food has come to represent broader issues facing Americans. Fast food is cheap, meaning it’s an essential source of calories for the millions of Americans experiencing food insecurity. For parents and caregivers working long hours, finding time to cook