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The term "fast food" hit the dining scene in the 1950's when inexpensive restaurants opened that only sold a few limited specialty items, typically that were pre-cooked or pre-packaged. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, pizzas and shakes were the front-runners in this new dining concept. Most of the original "fast food outlets" were drive-ins, where you parked your car at a stall and ordered without ever having to leave your vehicle. I have fond memories of going to A&W as a kid with my parents and ordering at the little stalls. Initially they had waitresses that came and took your order but technology quickly evolved to where you ordered from a speaker on a box that displayed the menu. Eventually, for many restaurants this evolved into the "drive through", where instead of sitting and eating in your car where you ordered, you would drive up to a window to order your food and then left once you got it. Some restaurants, like Sonic, still have the drive up stalls for you to order and eat at.

Most fast food restaurants now also have indoor service where you order at a counter and then sit at tables to eat your food (or, you can get the food to go). The most common items at these restaurants are still burgers (Burger King), fries (McDonald's), and pizza (Pizza Hut, Dominos, Godfathers), but more items have become popular as well. Both fried chicken (KFC) and Mexican-style foods (Taco Bell, Chipotle) are wildly popular.

Fast food has also become a popular fixture at shopping malls. The food courts are typically lined with nothing but fast food counters including such popular places as Aunt Annie's (famous for pretzels), Cinnabon with their amazing cinnamon rolls, and Panda Express with quick Asian-style food.

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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup
This recipe has a 5 star rating
199 reviews   23 comments

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bread bowl.
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Panera is known for their delicious soups and this recipe is no exception. It's made with fresh broccoli and lots of cheddar cheese.


Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza
This recipe has a 5 star rating
157 reviews   26 comments

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photo: kendallsmommy09

Make your own Pizza Hut pan pizza at home. This copycat recipe for the crust and sauce tastes just like the pizzas you get at Pizza Hut.


Aunt Annie's Soft Pretzels
This recipe has a 5 star rating
101 reviews   40 comments

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photo: Applekrisp

Just like the pretzels you get at the mall. This copy cat version of Auntie Anne's is easy and delicious.


Panda Express Orange Chicken
This recipe has a 5 star rating
88 reviews   15 comments

It really tastes just like Panda Express! But you have to follow the directions word for word. Jeff & Laura.
photo: lamarie85

Made with white pepper, oil, cornstarch, flour, ginger root, garlic, hot red chilies, green onions, rice wine

stovetop, deep fryer

Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll
This recipe has a 5 star rating
34 reviews   6 comments

Swirly Goodness!!!
photo: sweetmelis

Cinnabon made the cinnamon roll popular again and this recipe is a dead ringer for the ones you get at the mall.


Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito
This recipe has a 5 star rating
12 reviews   3 comments

Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito

Made with refried beans, ground beef, cheddar cheese, tomato paste, water, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, cornstarch, white vinegar


Dunken Doughnuts Vanilla Filled Doughnuts
This recipe has a 5 star rating
10 reviews   3 comments

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photo: France6

Made with water, milk, sugar, salt, egg, all-purpose flour, shortening, butter or margarine

deep fryer, stovetop

Starbucks' Caramel Apple Cider
This recipe has a 5 star rating
6 reviews   16 comments

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photo: CDKitchen

Made with caramel syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon syrup, apple juice


KFC Chicken Secret Spices
This recipe has a 5 star rating
10 reviews   4 comments

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photo: jaynamaz

Made with oregano, sage, ginger, marjoram, thyme, brown sugar, parsley, pepper, paprika, garlic salt


KFC Honey Barbecue Wings
This recipe has a 5 star rating
13 reviews

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photo: winechef

Made with oil, honey, chicken wings, flour, eggs, milk, barbecue sauce

oven, deep fryer

Church's Fried Chicken Coating
This recipe has a 5 star rating
8 reviews   5 comments

Church\'s Fried Chicken Coating

Made with self-rising flour, cornstarch, seasoned salt, paprika, baking soda, biscuit mix, Italian salad dressing mix, onion soup mix, eggs


Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole
This recipe has a 5 star rating
24 reviews   3 comments

My Try At Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
photo: jeepee888

Made with pecans, brown sugar, sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, flour


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