Snack bars are fast food restaurants where the customer usually does not expect to sit down, just eat a quick snack on the run. Many are franchised operations selling items like donuts and ice cream, soft pretzels, hamburgers or hotdogs, while many others are run by individuals as one-of-a-kind units. They can be found at beaches and resort areas, in cities and towns, by the roadside, in airports and terminals, in shopping malls and in some office buildings.
Snack bar food is designed to be fast, tasty and cheap. Many snack bars are mobile, the snack food sold from specially prepared trucks or carts, especially in cities.
The Life In The USA food chapter has a review of snackfoods commonly consumed in the United States.
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