So on that last post there was quite a few opinions on what qualifies and doesn’t qualify as a fast food restaurant. Unfortunately many of you were just wrong, or your definition was limited. I’m just joking…some of you had helpful suggestions.
But I thought it important to bring some clarity to the situation. What I’m looking for isn’t necessarily a absolute definition but rather a set of guidelines by which I can narrow down the options. If there are any questions after that, I’ll bring them to you.
So here are some guidelines when evaluating a restaurant’s fast food-ness:
Fast Food Restaurants…
- …have a drive thru
- …you order at a counter off a menu board
- …have someone seat you at a table before you order
- …have actual waiters and waitress
- …have printed menus
- …have actual dishware
This is just a start. Feel free to contribute some additional guidelines.
Now obviously there are exceptions to everything…so sometimes there will be questions. Here is a list of current questionable establishments and the conclusion based on your input.
- Subway = ???
- Chipotle = Restaurant
- Schlotsky’s = ???
- Chic-fil-a = Fast Food
- Ci-Ci’s Pizza = ???
(Get the picture?) Please offer your input. I’ll continue to add restaurants as they begin to present themselves a problem during this fast.