Quick service restaurants are just as their name describes. They are solely catered to providing the “quickest”, most efficient food services. You may also know these restaurants under the term “fast food”. They have little to no seating, and cook in short spans of time, hardly allowing the consumer time to think as they wait on their food. While they were once (and sometimes still are) viewed as only unhealthy, new trends and societal changes are calling for a wider range of fast food options. Now, you can find quick service restaurants that provide anything from fried chicken to a fruit bowl.
Living in a society that is constantly evolving, we see new opportunities in everything. Every piece of technology created sparks an idea for the next, better version. For instance, consider the smartphone. It is hard to imagine a world without it. Yet, there was a time when cell phones couldn’t hold apps or send texts. When they didn’t have cameras or screens. Even when personal cell phones didn’t exist at all. Looking back on times before the new digital age shows just how far we have come in the span of two decades.
It seems weird to imagine a time when you had to dial a phone number to order delivery. To hear the words “it will be there in 45 minutes to an hour” and be unable to track the courier. To be limited to pizza or chinese takeout, and only order on occasion. Restaurants’ abilities to deliver depended on their ability to maintain couriers and promote delivery options, so there were few that offered it. Eating out was an event, and eating at home consisted of groceries and home-made meals. Not much time has passed since our food delivery options were this limited, yet the industry has changed drastically in a very short period of time.