Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away.

Definition1. According to Bender and Bender (1995) defined fast food is “a general term used for a limited menu of foods that lend themselves to production-line techniques; suppliers tend to specialize in products such as hamburgers, pizzas, chicken, or sandwiches”.

Definition2. According to “the free dictionary” fast food is “inexpensive food, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, prepared and served quickly”.

Definition3.According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, fast food is “designed for ready availability, use, or consumption and with little consideration given to quality or significance”