Fast Food and Take-away
Fast Food offers inexpensive menu selections in disposable packaging provided in minutes - either over the counter or through a driveway service. Fast Food outlets usually operate in chains and meals are eaten on the premises as well as taken elsewhere. Almost one-third of fast food consumers are 18-24 years old.
Over 10,000 people are employed in this sector in South Australia.
Take-away food is usually prepared to order in smaller businesses and although there may be some seating on-site, food usually is eaten away from the premises. About 285,000 people work in more than 36,000 fast food and take-away outlets nationwide.
South Australians spend more than $62 million a month on takeaway and fast food.