A fast-food restaurant, also known as a quick-service restaurant within the industry, is a specific type of restaurant that serves fast food cuisine and has minimal table service.
Fast food is food that is prepared and served quickly at outlets called fast-food restaurants.
The actual industry term for a fast-food establishment is a “quick-service restaurant,” or QSR. It’s most easily understood by thinking of such dining concepts as McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King.
There are many international chains serving fast food, including Nandos, Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Fatburger, Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, Pizza Hut, Hardees, Telepizza, Steak Escape, and Gloria Jean’s Coffees.