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The Resource Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom, Adam Chandler

Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom, Adam Chandler

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Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom
Title
Drive-thru dreams
Title remainder
a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Adam Chandler
Title variation
Drive-thru dreams
Title variation remainder
a journey through the heart of Americas fast-food kingdom
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry's largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger than life image of America. With wit and nuance, Chandler reveals the complexities of this industry through heartfelt anecdotes and fascinating trivia as well as interviews with fans, executives, and workers. He traces the industry from its roots in Wichita, where White Castle became the first fast food chain in 1921 and successfully branded the hamburger as the official all-American meal, to a teenager's 2017 plea for a year's supply of Wendy's chicken nuggets, which united the internet to generate the most viral tweet of all time. Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler tells an intimate and contemporary story of America--its humble beginning, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities--through its beloved roadside fare."--Publisher's website
  • Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. He finds that, in unexpected ways, fast food is deeply personal and emblematic of a larger than life image of America. Tracing the industry from its roots in Wichita, where White Castle became the first fast food chain in 1921 and successfully branded the hamburger as the official all-American meal, Chandler tells of humble beginnings, innovations and failures, international charisma, and regional identities-- a contemporary history of America through its beloved roadside fare. -- adapted from jacket
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10785257
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Chandler, Adam
Dewey number
647.9573
Index
index present
LC call number
TX945.3
LC item number
.C45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Fast food restaurants
  • United States
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
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a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom
Label
Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom, Adam Chandler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-266) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The national meal -- The Colonel -- Soft market -- Freedom from want -- Are we there yet? -- Poultry in motion -- Into the cities -- "Yes, it can be done" -- Drive-thru America -- Glasnost -- Good places -- Crisp digital nuggets -- Belonging -- The fast casual frontier -- The lonesome hours
Control code
on1048937389
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781250090720
Lccn
2019002978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029256158
System control number
(OCoLC)1048937389
Label
Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom, Adam Chandler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The national meal -- The Colonel -- Soft market -- Freedom from want -- Are we there yet? -- Poultry in motion -- Into the cities -- "Yes, it can be done" -- Drive-thru America -- Glasnost -- Good places -- Crisp digital nuggets -- Belonging -- The fast casual frontier -- The lonesome hours
Control code
on1048937389
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781250090720
Lccn
2019002978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029256158
System control number
(OCoLC)1048937389

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