Fast Food Maniac by Jon Hein Review

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Goodreads Synopsis: Jon Hein is the ultimate fast food maniac, and in this book he draws on his extensive knowledge of, and love for, both nationwide chains and regional gems, from McDonald’s and KFC to In-N-Out Burger and Carvel. He digs into their origin stories; reveals secret menu items; includes best lists for everything from fried chicken and shakes to connoisseur concerns such as straws and biscuits; takes a nostalgic look back at the best giveaways, slogans, and uniforms; and even provides a battle-tested drive-thru strategy. With behind-the-counter looks at places like the Dunkin’ Donuts headquarters and Nathan’s original hot dog stand, Fast Food Maniac is the definitive, cross-country guide to some of America’s best-loved guilty pleasures.


My Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised to find a book in the year 2016 that is about fast food but looks at it in a positive way. It’s no secret that fast food is not nutritious or healthy and can be very detrimental if consumed in large quantities, but it tastes great and can be very convenient. This book was a lot of fun to read as it shares the origins of the popular national fast food chains as well as some regional chains. There are also some secret menu items that are revealed that I might try to order in the future (Even with working at Burger King in college, I was unaware that you could get “frings” a combo of fries and onion rings.

The photographs in the book were a nice touch, but I would have liked them to have been in color. Overall, this was a fun, quick to read book that made me very hungry for fast food 😉

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

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