Take-Out Foods

Take-out food, as it is known in the United States, or take-away food, the term used in the United Kingdom, is any food, ranging from snacks to full meals, that can be ordered in a shop or restaurant with the intention to eat elsewhere. “Elsewhere” is often home, but can also be any other place, including “on the go.” Because take-out customers skip table service, take-out foods tend to be less expensive than other eating options. Yet take-out foods are often packaged in plastic, styrofoam, or paper-based containers and come with disposable utensils, which make them ecologically more costly than eating-in or other alternatives.

The diversity and ongoing popularity of takeout foods make this an interesting topic to be studied from various interdisciplinary angles. Takeout food ...

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