If America is known for any one thing, it’s fast food. From Burger King to McDonald’s to Taco Bell, you can’t drive a mile down any US highway without passing several 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 were on the rise, going over like gangbusters. They served hamburgers for 15 cents a pop, plus greasy french fries and hand-spun 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.