Fast food joints dominate the American landscape to the tune of $150 billion dollars in annual sales. They churn out meals for the masses with the mantra “fast, consistent, inexpensive”. We’ll watch as hundreds of burgers, fries and shakes fly across counters and drive-thru windows at Carl’s Jr., Jack in the Box, Wendy’s…and of course, the Mac Daddy of fast food…McDonald’s. During lunch rush at a busy Chicago area McDonald’s, automatic fryers and computerized drink dispensers spell “fast”. A controlled assembly line process equals “consistent”. Buying and shipping ingredients in mass quantities ensures “inexpensive”. We’ll visit a potato processing plant for the scoop on how fries are made. Taco Bell will tell us how their founder developed the fast food hard shell taco. Behind the scenes technology gets our drive-thru orders filled quickly, but that person taking your order isn’t 50 feet away, she’s 500 miles away! And we’ll explore the future of getting our fast food even faster. See how they grow it, process it, freeze it, ship it, track it, fry it, flip it and pack it…all so we can eat it.