53 of the Best Fast Food Quotes

Fast Food Quotes

Businesses like inns, and taverns were some of the first restaurants and date back to ancient Greece and Rome. For a long time restaurants catered to travellers, but in 1921 White Castle opened the first fast food restaurant in Wichita, Kansas.

Although White Castle was the first to open such a restaurant, McDonald’s was the first to use the ‘assembly-line’ system in their restaurants that opened in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Since then places like Burger King, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s opened up restaurant chains in the 50s and 60s.

People go to fast food places because it is a way to get a quick meal when they don’t have the time, while they are travelling, or they are just too tired to go home to make food. However, the fast food chains have been attacked for serving unhealthy foods to customers but some fast food chains now have salads and whole grain buns to accommodate the health concerns that customers had and still have.

Fast Food Quotes

  1. “Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum.” – Aretha Franklin
  2. “Don’t run. I never liked fast food.” – Rachel Caine
  3. “Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” – Eric Schlosser
  4. “At some point, they are going to have to knock a hole in the side of the wall and throw the rotisserie chicken out as you drive by.” – Harry Balzer (food industry analyst)
  5. “Fast food may appear to be cheap food and, in the literal sense it often is, but that is because huge social and environmental costs are being excluded from the calculations.” – Prince Charles
  6. “Fries and fortune… The perfect combination.” – Danika Stone, All the Feels
  7. “Society is fast – fast food, fast cars, fast everything.” – B. J. Armstrong
  8. “Neapolitans have always had their fast food. It’s called pizza.” – Luciano De Crescenzo
  9. “The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that’s what’s happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal.” – Michelle Obama
  10. “People don’t want to get out of their cars to get dinner.” – Harry Balzer (food industry analyst)
  11. “Nobody loses weight eating anyplace with laminated menus.” – Jacob M. Appel, ‘Scouting for the Reaper’
  12. “If I’m going to eat fast food, I’m going to McDonald’s. I don’t need to pretend.” – Chrissy Teigen
  13. “I don’t eat fast food, but I can’t live without pizza.” – Trevor Donovan
  14. “McDonald’s being the official restaurant of the Olympics is like smoking being the official medicine of cancer.” – Robert Downey, Jr.
  15. “I don’t like to eat snails. I prefer fast food.” – Roger von Oech, ‘A Kick in the Seat of the Pants’ (1996)
  16. “Like many other chef-entrepreneurs, I am convinced that fast food does not mean bad food.” – Andrew Zimmern
  17. “When you see the cows go into McDonalds you know that their beef burgers are fresh.” – Anthony T.Hincks
  18. “If you’re out, and starving, and need a bite to eat, then you need fast food.” – Nicholas Hoult
  19. “Fast food is both evil and genius. Because of it we can feed a large number of people fairly decently at an affordable price. However, all the artificial flavors and artificial ingredients in some of their products are unacceptable. And it’s designed so you can eat fast so you get back to work more quickly. Not good.” – Eric Ripert
  20. “We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.” – Steve Elbert
  21. “If a wave of veganism washed over the land, in six months there would be Broccoli Kings, Taco Bell Peppers, and McTofu Drive-Thrus.” – Brian Wansink
  22. “You do not buy Taco Bell, you rent Taco Bell and then return it to its ecosystem with a couple of flushes.” – Chuck Wendig
  23. “McDonald’s revolutionized fast food. They introduced a way to eat food without knives, forks or plates. Most fast foods can be eaten while steering the wheel of a car and the restaurants are usually drive through.” – Eric Schlosser
  24. “If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.” – Jamie Oliver
  25. “Prepared and fast foods have given us the time and freedom to see cooking as an art form, a form of creative expression.” – Jeff Smith
  26. “The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger.” – Chris O’Brien
  27. “I’d been eating fast food all my life without thinking about it. And the more I learned about the subject, the more intrigued I became.” – Eric Schlosser
  28. “For the first time in the history of the world more people will die from overeating than undereating this year.” – Michael R. Bloomberg
  29. “I used to love fast food because I had no money, and I was a struggling actor.” – Eva Mendes
  30. “Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.” – Andrew Weil
  31. “It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.” – Ray Kroc, creator of the McDonald’s franchise
  32. “A generation ago, three-quarters of the money used to buy food in the United States was spent to prepare meals at home. Today about half of the money used to buy food is spent at restaurants, mainly at fast food restaurants.” – Eric Schlosser
  33. “I’m a healthy eater, but I don’t consider Chick-fil-A fast food.” – Kehlani
  34. “In terms of fast food and deep understanding of the culture of fast food, I’m your man.” – Bill Gates
  35. “McDonald’s is a people business, and that smile on that counter girl’s face when she takes your order is a vital part of our image.” – Ray Kroc
  36. “We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.” – Jeff Arder
  37. “The American political system is like fast food – mushy, insipid, made out of disgusting parts of things and everybody wants some.” – P.J. O’Rourke
  38. “I like my shame straight up and honest, and nobody does it better than In-N-Out Burger. You go to In-N-Out Burger, and they ask you the most shameful question in fast food. ‘I’ll have a burger, fries and a Coke.’ ‘Will you be eating in the car?’ ‘Yeah. I think so.’“ – Tom Segura
  39. “Sorry, I don’t eat any fast food. I believe in eating healthy organic foods for a better lifestyle.” – Keegan Allen
  40. “Fast food also has a uniquely difficult business structure for workers to achieve better wages and working conditions.” – David Rolf
  41. “Believe it or not, American eat 75 acres of pizza a day.” – Boyd Matson, TV journalist
  42. “I don’t know any chef who doesn’t like fast food.” – Paul Hollywood
  43. “When fast food is not a treat but a dietary staple, the children surf the internet all day in dark corners of the room and are bombarded with latest gadgets. Things replace parental standards.” – Diane Abbott
  44. “By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.” – David H. Murdock
  45. “If you think fast food is hittin a deer att 65 miles per hr.. you might be a redneck” – Jeff Foxworthy
  46. “We were taken to a fast food café where our order was fed into a computer. Our hamburgers, made from the flesh of chemically impregnated cattle, had been broiled over counterfeit charcoal, placed between slices of artificially flavored cardboard and served to us by recycled juvenile delinquents.” – Jean Michel Chapereau
  47. “We have sold ourselves into a fast food model of education, and it’s impoverishing our spirit and our energies as much as fast food is depleting our physical bodies.” – Ken Robinson
  48. “If we can have a fast food restaurant on almost every corner, then we can certainly have a garden.” – Bill de Blasio
  49. “Being on the road is no excuse for having a poor diet. I don’t like fast food, but if I have to, I’ll order three plain grilled chicken sandwiches and throw out the buns.” – Triple H
  50. “One of the reasons we eat fast food is that we don’t have to cook fast food. We are out-sourcing cooking to corporations, they tend to cook with far too much salt, fat, and sugar.” – Michael Pollan
  51. “Often it is hard not to agree that we are becoming culinary nitwits, dependent upon fast foods and mass kitchens and megavitamins for our basically rotten nourishment.” – M.F.K. Fisher
  52. “When we get in late and the only thing open is fast food, it can be tough to maintain a healthy diet.” – Mike Trout
  53. “As women, we understand our bodies, and there’s a blossoming that occurs. We’re hungry for gourmet meals instead of the fast food. We bring to life a more expansive understanding of life, ourselves, and others. We are more generous and assertive.” – Sharon Stone

Related: Learn about National Junk Food Day


Eating fast food instead of cooking can save you time, effort and energy. Fast food is usually not as healthy as a home cooked meal depending on what you are ordering or making. Some people basically live off of fast food though and love it.

A lot of people just pull into a fast food restaurant because they don’t want to get out of their cars, but you don’t have to get out of your car to read or send these quotes either. These fast food quotes might be funny, they might be relatable with your thoughts and opinions or even gross you out.


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