McDonalds Drive-Thru

By popularizing the idea of a quick restaurant meal, [James L.] Watson’s study [published in Golden Arches East (Stanford University Press, 1998)] suggests, McDonald’s led to the easing or elimination of various taboos, such as eating while walking in Japan. McDonald’s also flattens the social strata during dining — there is no problem of losing face for certain customers (who might be embarrassed when someone else ordered a more expensive item in a restaurant); the food at McDonald’s is all similarly priced.

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A drive-through or drive-thru is a business, most commonly a restaurant, that serves customers who pull up in their vehicles. Orders are taken and goods or services are provided using a window or microphone, while the customers remain in their vehicles. The format was first pioneered in the United States in the 1940s but has since spread worldwide.

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With the successful expansion of McDonald’s into many international markets, the company became a symbol of globalization and the spread of the American way of life. Its prominence also made it a frequent subject of public debates about obesity, corporate ethics and consumer responsibility.

The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum, formerly Lycopersicon lycopersicum) is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, native to Central, South, and southern North America from Mexico to Peru. It is a short-lived perennial plant, grown as an annual plant, typically growing to 1–3 m in height, with a weak, woody stem that usually scrambles over other plants. The genus Solanum also contains the eggplant and the potato, as well as many poisonous species

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Ronald McDonald is a clown spokesman for McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain. According to the book Fast Food Nation (2001), 96% of school children in the United States can identify Ronald McDonald, making him the United States’ most recognized fast food advertising icon. Only Santa Claus was more commonly recognized.

In Japan, Ronald McDonald is known as Donald McDonald.