Are Thermopolia the First Fast Food Restaurant?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Thermopolia, a fast food restaurant in the ancient Roman

In modern era, many people believe (arguably) that White Castle is the first fast food restaurant in the world.

It was founded in Wichita, KS in 1921, then developed the chains across America. White Castle has 599 locations in 33 states until recently.

Some menus that the White Castle sells are:
- Slider with egg and cheese
- Hash Brown Nibblers
- Waffle Slider with Sausage
- Chicken rings
- Coffee
- Smoothie
- Many other soft drinks and beverages

One of menus in the White Castle fast food restaurant

Then, several decades after White Castle, two American fast food restaurants, KFC and McDonald open restaurant chains world wide.

These restaurants together with other American restaurants to be multinational corporations and present in almost any countries in the world.

Americans not only export high technologies, but also their tastes across the borders.

KFC menus for illustration only

We may wonder, did fast food and its restaurants invented or created in the modern era? The answer is no.

Ancient Roman is known as the first who invented fast foods and fast food restaurants in the world.

Thermopolia were restaurants to sell hot things that ready to eat. In fact, they sold hamburgers, fish sauces, baked cheeses, hot drinks and many others.

Who are the consumers? Common people, include poor people who have no time to prepare their own food.

Not like modern fast food restaurants, the Thermopolia had small rooms to provide services of take out food only.

It is interesting for me, how about you?

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  2. How interesting that the ancient Romans had fast food! I watch some street food documentaries and love how some cultures refer to their options as fast food for all. Asian countries have great history in this that intrigues me.

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  3. Interesting informations :) I don't eat fast foods :)

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  4. Que buena pinta ! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día ! 🤗🤗🤗

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      Some menus that the White Castle sells are:
      - Slider with egg and cheese
      - Hash Brown Nibblers
      - Waffle Slider with Sausage
      - Chicken rings
      - Coffee
      - Smoothie
      - Many other soft drinks and beverages

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      One of menus in the White Castle fast food restaurant

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  6. now I'm wondering what to order for lunch. I want hash brown>.<

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      Then, several decades after White Castle, two American fast food restaurants, KFC and McDonald open restaurant chains world wide.

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    1. Thank you to visit my blog:
      Are Thermopolia the First Fast Food Restaurant?
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      These restaurants together with other American restaurants to be multinational corporations and present in almost any countries in the world.

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    1. Thank you to visit my blog:
      Are Thermopolia the First Fast Food Restaurant?
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      Americans not only export high technologies, but also their tastes across the borders.

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  9. I didn't know White Castle was the first fast food restaurant. Back in the 1970's I remember a food-poisoning incident with them in Ohio. Several people died. I've never eaten there because of that.

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    1. I see....

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      KFC menus for illustration only

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  10. interesting place. i wanna try the burgers.

    anyway, I like your blog, wanna follow each other? please let me know. thanks :)

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  11. Fiquei curiosa com os dois primeiros eheh

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  12. Returning from your comment to my art blog. This was interesting and yes of course I know White Castle. The other close look alike is Krystal.

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    1. I see....

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      Thermopolia were restaurants to sell hot things that ready to eat. In fact, they sold hamburgers, fish sauces, baked cheeses, hot drinks and many others.

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  14. THanks for those interesting infos.

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  15. Interesting post!Have a nice day :)

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