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Four Trillion Fries: History By the Numbers Series

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This title is a part of the series History By the Numbers Series


Catalogue Number:  BAM1436
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Producers:  Grogan, Mick
Directors:  Schafer, Susan
Producing Agencies:  Saloon Media
Subject:  American History, Business Studies, Canadian World Studies, Consumer Studies, Documentary, Economics, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Studies, Health, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Tech/Voc, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  46:03


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The story of fast food is the story of the American Dream. From Wichita KA, the humble patty goes on to global domination; fried chicken turns a serial failure into a serious success; and a burger ends the Cold War. Fast food conquers America, then it takes on the world and wins. We learn about the invention of the burger, the White Castle chain, McDonalds production line strategy, Rey Croc’s franchising, Harland Sanders and KFC, portion upsizing, adapting to international customs, and the relationship of fast food to politics and the environment.

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