Fast food restaurants have revolutionized the way that people eat. Prior to fast food restaurants the only option that people had was to either prepare meals at home or to go to sit down restaurants and wait up to half an hour for the food they ordered to be prepared and delivered to them. However, fast food restaurants have made eating on the go simple.
In some ways, fast food restaurants have influenced the lifestyle of people around the world. For example, individuals who work in busy cities are now accustomed to being able to quickly leave their office or their place of work, walk to a fast food restaurant, order a complete meal, eat their meal, and be able to return to work in just a matter of 30 minutes to an hour.
Fast food restaurants have also set the standard for uniformity in production, employee training, and management. For example, a person could walk into a fast food chain in New York City and order a meal, or they can hop on a plane and fly over to London and order the exact same meal and get something that looks, feels, and tastes identical to what they had in New York City. Prior to fast food restaurants this type of uniformity did not exist.
Something that has helped fast food restaurants maintain their uniformity are the kitchen tools and utilities that are available. Industrial blenders and other industrial kitchen materials like those made by companies like AIM for example help fast food restaurants maintain a uniform food style around the world.