April 11, 1991 |
Around 1750 the Earl of Sandwich put some meat between two slices of bread and gave fast food a good name. It was several hundred years before American ingenuity came along to ruin its reputation. But fast food doesn't have to mean a hapless piece of meat or produce that's been fried to a frazzle, wrapped in layers of paper and plastic and sold for the cheapest possible price. Fast food can be made from scratch, served with pride and consumed with pleasure.
November 1, 1990 |
Carl's Jr. and Arby's are trying out touch-screen ordering in our area--Carl's in Ontario and Azusa, Arby's in Century City. You walk up to a bank of computer screens and press brightly colored squares to tell it what you want; it gives you a running total on the right side of the screen and never, ever forgets to ask whether you'd like some fries with that order. A human unit takes your money and gives you your food. Seethreepi(zz)o This is no joke.
April 15, 1993
Japan's Yaohan Department Store Co. said Wednesday that it plans to open 3,000 fast-food restaurants in China by the year 2011. Yaohan, based in Numazu, Japan, already operates burger restaurants in Japan in a joint venture with Mos Food Services Inc. Yaohan's U.S. subsidiary, Yaohan U.S.A. Corp. in Los Angeles, also operates a supermarket in Costa Mesa. The China project will be launched by Yaohan and Mos plus China Venturetech Investment Co.
August 6, 2008
Re "Fast-food meddling," Opinion, July 31 I disagree with Joe R. Hicks' position on the Los Angeles fast-food moratorium. I have seen the devastating effects of long-term consumption of foods that are high in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and low in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. In neighborhoods where fast-food restaurants predominate, regular consumption of such foods contributes to epidemics of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adults and children.