Fast Food Nation Character Descriptions

Eric Schlosser
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Eric Schlosser

Author of Fast Food Nation, this person is an investigative reporter and correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly.

Carl Karcher

Considered the pioneer of the fast food industry, this person moved from Ohio to southern California just before World War II. For $326.00, he purchased a hot dog stand, placing it across the street from the Goodyear Tire factory, selling hot dogs, chili dogs, and sodas to workers on their lunch breaks.

Ray Kroc

This person landed in southern California selling milkshake machines and was given the opportunity to sell franchises for McDonald's, turning it into the success that it is today.

J.R. Simplot

This person, along with two competitors, now controls 80% of the American potato industry selling frozen French fries.


An independent rancher not far from Colorado Springs, this person was thoroughly committed to growing natural cattle until this person's ranch failed and this person...

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