The 10 Most Popular Fast Meals in the United States



Put some chickpeas in a blender with some garlic, parsley, and coriander, and then cook the mixture until it's crispy. One theory claims that the recipe dates back to the Bible.

hot Dogs

A beef frank on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, onions, pickles, tomatoes, and celery salt is a Chicago staple. A split, grilled, and tucked inside a toasted baguette is a Rochester, New York specialty: a spicy pork sausage


Researchers in southern Italy have unearthed pizza ovens from the ruins of Pompeii. Yet the traditional pizza that we all know and love couldn't have been created without some influence from the New World.


Whatever you put inside a burrito, whether it's meat or rice and beans, starts with the same circular, flat wheat tortilla. Its moniker likely originates from the ancient Spanish proverb,



The Greek name gyro literally translates to "spin," which is appropriate given the way those massive cones of unknown meat rotate on their axes at sidewalk eateries throughout the globe

Ice Cream

Simple and delicious: frozen cream with sugar. Was it first used at Charles I's court in the 1600s, or did Emperor Nero use slaves to bring ice down from the mountains


The distinctive rounded form of this tasty morning delicacy inspired the name. Spanish shepherds once were anxious for a snack after being stranded in the mountains for days


cotton candy

For hundreds of years, only the upper class enjoyed the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth feeling of sugar webs created by master chefs, but for the common folk, the price was prohibitive. 

 Soft Pretzels

A monk in the year 610 braided some extra dough into the form of crossed arms and presented it to youngsters who had memorised their prayers. In the ninth century,