Fast Food and Car Culture

What is it about?

From McDonald’s to Taco Bell, many of the world’s most iconic fast food chains were born in Southern California. This episode explores how car culture and the restaurant industry collided in the Los Angeles region, forever shaping the way Americans dine and drive.

Featured interviews include Los Angeles Times writers Gustavo Arellano and Stacy Perman, Los Angeles Magazine’s Chris Nichols, and author/chef George Geary, who also discuss the histories of In-N-Out Burger, Bob’s Big Boy, Carl’s Jr., Wienerschnitzel, Del Taco and more throughout LA and beyond (and even in San Bernardino).

CORRECTION: The date for the Lopez v. Seccombe desegregation case was 1944, not 1994.

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