Mark your calendar! If you love all things fast food, 16 November is your lucky day as we celebrate National Fast Food Day! While most of us agree that fast food and takeaway foods aren’t great for our health and may leave you feeling a little ‘greasy’ after, it doesn’t stop us from chowing down on a burger every now and then. It’s important to enjoy your food, but as part of a balanced diet and in moderation.
The first fast food restaurant to open was White Castle in 1921 in the USA, selling hamburgers for a nickel. By 1950, fast food had become an American institution and from there, the love of fast food started spreading around the world. And while hamburgers are seen as traditional fast foods, countries around the world have their version of fast food. From sushi to kebabs, fried noodles or pies, you can enjoy your favourite ethnic cuisine in all its yummy goodness.
Here are some fun facts to help you celebrate National Fast Food Day on 16 November:
We don’t recommend eating fast food every week, but to celebrate National Fast Food Day once a year, we’ve put together some of our favourites below. Why not try something new and enjoy a 'cheat day' for your next working lunch or staff lunch with our tasty fast food catering menu ideas below.
Whether it’s a build your own burger bar that allows guests to build their or a lunch package with chips and salads, we have a burger catering solution for you. Be sneaky and fool your guests with 100% vegetarian and vegan burgers and hot dogs from Lord of the Fried in Melbourne.
Gather your team for your own office Mexican fiesta with a build your own taco bar! Make it a mix and match lunch event with a variety of tortillas, shells, salads, meats, cheese and more. Mexican catering is the easiest way to feed a crowd and a great way to get everyone mingling and interacting with each other. Try Guzman Y Gomez at Australia Square, Central Park , Newtown, North Point, Top Ryde and more!
For hearty and delicious chicken lunches, try Phat Chicks Fried Chicken, undefinedARZ Charcoal Chicken or Thirsty Bird in Sydney or Melbourne for juicy working lunches that will have you coming back for more. Best of all, you can add a delicious range of sides, including buns, salads, vegetables, rice or wedges.
Whether you want to slurp down a laksa or devour a plate of stir fried noodles, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy beautiful subtle flavours and oh so satisfying noodles from IPOH on York, Ya Malasia in Parramatta, Lily Li Dumplings and bao or Merchant Society in Melbourne.
An Aussie fast food favourite, Australians eat 270 million meat pies every year. At EatFirst, we don’t just serve any old meat pie – our corporate caterers offer flaky, golden crust gourmet pies with a range of gourmet fillings including slow cooked beef, red wine and mushroom pies, chicken and mushroom pies, Lebanese lamb and pomegranate pies and Moroccan vegetable and chickpea pies for the vegetarians.
Eating a piece of lightly battered fish with crispy fries is another iconic Australian foodie experience.
Bursting with fresh and balanced flavours and perfect for picnics or working lunches, nothing beats this healthy Vietnamese classic.
A versatile dish that can contain meat, fish or vegetables, Sushi Catering is a light and healthy alternative.
Spoil your team with delicious donuts from Dr Dough. Perfect for afternoon tea, birthdays or simply say thank you and show your staff how much you appreciate them.
From Greek to sushi, Vietnamese Catering to Mexican and everything in between, we have a huge range of delicious corporate catering options for your office. Celebrating this naughty national food day in the office doesn’t need to be unhealthy either – think lean meats, thin crust pizza bases, fresh vegetables, salads and a fruit platter on the side or wholegrain bread and buns. Need help or insipred to try something new? No problem! Speak to one of our corporate catering experts on 1300 851 900 and they’ll happily suggest a yummy food catering menu that ticks all the boxes.
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