Numlock Sunday: Adam Chandler on Drive Thru Dreams and Fast Food
By Walt Hickey
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Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to Adam Chandler, the author of the new book Drive Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom, which just came out last week.
The book is a social history of fast food, a recurring topic in Numlock, and gets into how these restaurants got so popular and the unique and complicated place that fast food inhabits in society. It’s a really, really fun read.
We spoke about how the Filet-O-Fish sandwich became the firs…