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Development of Hong Kong’s Fast Food Insustry

Hong Kong’s cuisine is not only an exotic fusion of Eastern and Western flavours, but is also a great variety of creative culinary delights with local characteristics.

Americanization is the influence of the United States on the popular culture. Critics sometimes give “Americanization” a very negative signification because they perceive as negative the far-reaching American influence in many countries. In Hong Kong, companies such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, Pizza Hut and KFC are very popular. For instance, McDonald’s is a typical American symbol of fast food culture. With the faster pace of life, take-out and fast food business began to take root. Since the 1970s, American fast food restaurants have made flourishing development along with an accelerated beat of life. For many Hong Kong people, taking fast food is just to fill the stomach, this culture has become a part of their life and fulfill their needs. Besides, the fast food style also changes the food culture of Chinese food.With the faster pace of life, take-out and fast food business began to take root. Since the 1970s, American fast food restaurants have made flourishing development along with an accelerated beat of life. For many Hong Kong people, taking fast food is just to fill the stomach, this culture has become a part of their life and fulfill their needs. Besides, the fast food style also changes the food culture of Chinese food

For examples, many traditional food items have begun to be made like instant food. Dim sum, dumplings (wonton), congee and rice are prepared in factories and transported to supermarkets and convenience shops  for sale. Since the American fast food is successful, there are a lot of Hong Kong-Style Fast Food Shops, such as Cafe de Coral, Maxim’s and Fairwood. Also, there are some fast food shops in food courts typically attaching to malls or supermarkets such as CitySuper. In Hong Kong, supermarkets provide the public with a one-stop purchase service which is very convenient for custumers. Globalization and Americanization are an international movement of trend, the fast food culture is especially influenced. With economic develops rapidly and the faster pace of life, fast food business began to take root. The fast food culture also influences many Hong Kong people, taking fast food to fill the stomach has become a part of their life.

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