Until relatively recently I assumed that all the ubiquitous fast food chains were multi-national beasts that began in the U.S. However, I've slowly realised that a surprising number of these typically-suburban eateries in Toronto and the G.T.A. actually began in Toronto. For instance, Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, Pizza Pizza, Pizza Nova, and Lick's. We thus have a fairly significant native fast food presence. Is this good or bad? I don't know, but it's interesting.