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English definition of “fast food”

fast food

noun [U]    
hot food that is cooked and served very quickly in special restaurants . Fast food is often the type of food you can take away to eat , for example hamburgers or fried chicken : Dicos is a fast food chain that is becoming increasingly popular in China . The fast food industry is making good progress in developing more healthy alternatives . It is a densely built-up tourist city of hotels , pubs , discos , shopping malls and fast-food outlets . Later they drove to a fast-food restaurant for takeout .
(Definition of fast food noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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