Fast Food in the 1960s

Hi, Amy. Just to let you know ... I think whatever you're smoking has gone out. There's not even the slightest whiff of smoke around you right now.


     Uh, Hello?



What's that?
You're actually a princess in a forest right now?


 Yeah, sure you are.
Hold on to that thought just for a sec, will you? 


Oh, you're  a princess looking for a big, juicy  hamburger in the woods?

You're hungry?


Not surprised in the slightest.

Don't think you'll find a hamburger in the woods, though. But, hey ... in the 1960s when you currently exist, camping is a really popular thing, so you never know.


How about I let you in on what you're really longing for in 1960-something - fast food.

And you're in luck ... depending upon where you live.

In 1958 the first Pizza Hut opened in Wichita, Kansas when Dan and Frank Carney borrowed $600 from their mother. By 1968, they  opened their first restaurant in Canada. Dominos Pizzaopened their first store in Detroit, Michigan in 1960.

But back to hamburgers...

In the USA, the restaurant first specializing in hamburgers was White Castle, opened in Wichita, Kansas in 1916. 

In the 1920s, the A & W Root BeerShop had the novel idea of offering curb service to waiting occupants in cars. The fashionable carhop system, mainly staffed by young women, grew through the years ...


... until drive-through fast food became easily accessible.

Started in 1940 by Dick and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California, McDonald’s hamburgers sold for 15 cents.
By the 1950s, the two brothers created franchises for their restaurants, and a total of eight restaurants were opened by the early 1950s.


In 1955, Ray Kroc opened the Des Plaines, Illinois, McDonald’s restaurant, the start of a momentous business. In 1958, McDonald’s sold its 100 millionth burger.

To the joy of teenagers living In Canada in the 1960s wanting to get away from the boring eat-at-home every day way of life and their boring parents, McDonalds opened its first restaurant outside of the USA in 1967 - in the city of Richmond, in the province of British Columbia.


Let me know when you get there, huh?