If there’s one thing America is known for, it’s that fast food is king. From McDonald’s to Wendy’s and Burger King, you can’t drive a mile down any US highway without passing one at least one of them. While these may be our most beloved go-to fast food fixes today, they were far from the first.
Back in the 1950s, fast food joints thrived. They served hamburgers for 15 cents, plus greasy french fries and handspun milkshakes – typically as drive-ins. The industry has changed greatly over the years, but you’ll almost definitely remember some of these classic fast food chains that sadly no longer exist.