Fast food gets a bum rap. But this week, Rachel sets out to change hearts and minds to show that fast food might not be the hero we want, but the hero we need. In the first of this two-part Big Talk, Rachel and Laura cover what about fast food keeps us coming back for more, as well as the role it's played in building, employing and feeding our great nation.
MORE THAN TEENAGERS TOASTING BUNS: THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS OF FAST-FOOD WORKERS, Pacific Standard
Fast-food restaurants represent the best and worst of America, Vox
How Fast Food Works, How Stuff Works
History of dining out, Medium