In the ongoing burger wars much mayo, mustard and pickles have been slung across the grill. The quintessential American meal is cheeseburger, fries and a Coke. You can get one just about anywhere, from a mom and pop diner to an international chain that churns 'em out factory style.
When I go to my local In-N-Out, at least once a week, I either park and go inside to eat or speak (shriek) into the intercom: "Ordering a 3x3, medium rare, well-toasted bun, animal style, cut in half, with a side order of peppers. And well-done fries."
That drive-through window at the fast-food restaurant is part of the modern landscape. Now the ubiquitous fixture has caught the attention of environmentalists who say they cause motorists to waste a lot of gas.