The Fast Food Song

Does the Fast Food Song Promote Junk Food?

The Fast Food Song is fun for Scouts. It is an action song. It can be used to promote healthy eating and would fit in well with a nutrition themed meeting. Use the song to introduce the topic of fast food like what is mentioned in the song vs, making healthy choices.

Actions

Go through the actions before you sing the song. When you say “Pizza Hut” make a roof over your head with your hands. When you say “Kentucky Fried Chicken”, flap your arms like a chicken. And when you say “McDonalds”, make an M in front of you with your arms.

Tune

If you don’t know the tune, see the video at the bottom of this post by The Fast Food Rockers, who wrote the song. The video includes the whole song. When we do it with scouts, we only sing the refrain.

Lyrics for Refrain

A Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
A Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
McDonalds McDonalds
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
McDonalds McDonalds
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut

Resources

Video

The Star Wars Song

This song uses the same tune, but it has Star Wars themed lyrics and actions.

More Songs for Scouts

This page has lots of songs for Scouts. Most of them are very silly. Many have actions to go with them.

Digital Scout Songbook

If you are looking for traditional Cub Scout songs, of the types which were provided in the old program aids, check out this post from Scouting Magazine.

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Comments

15 responses to “The Fast Food Song”

  1. Sheila R Avatar
    Sheila R

    I just taught this to my kids over spring break. The girls I learned it from drew a box shape in the air with their hands for Pizza Hut (the pizza box) and for McDonald’s they did an “M” but started in the middle of the middle with their fingers touching and drew arches out.

  2. Healthy Eater Avatar
    Healthy Eater

    Just wondering what in heaven’s name this song has to do with nutrition and healthy choices. Except just to say: “Hey kids, avoid every name on this list if you don’t want to grow obese and get diabetes!”

    1. Scouter Mom Avatar

      As stated above, after you sing the song, talk about fast food and healthy choices. Use the song as an attention grabber.

  3. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    Here’s the 2nd verse to this song:

    A Burger King, A Burger King (make crown on head)
    Long John Silvers and a Burger King. (hand on forehead looking far across the sea for LJS)
    A Burger King, A Burger King.
    Long John Silvers and a Burger King.
    Red Robin, Red Robin. (Make chicken wings and shake your tail feathers)
    Long John Silvers and a Burger King.
    Red Robin, Red Robin.
    Long John Silvers and a Burger King!

    (We talk about all of the bad choices we have out there for unhealthy food. Enough to make a song out of them! We then talk about how we can make healthier choices on a daily basis.)

    For the first verse we make a triangle with our arms outstretched and touch our fingertips to make a piece of pizza, Make the M arch with our hands overhead, make chicken wings and strut or shake our tail feathers for KFC (which is now Kitchen Fried, no longer Kentucky Fried), crown on our heads for Burger King, and the same chicken wings and tail feather shaking for Red Robin. It’s a fun song!!!

  4. ken c Avatar
    ken c

    That is the sickest thing I have ever seen – and I mean sick as in a bad way – what a travesty for this site to promote fake unhealthy food – I would never show that to kids – GROSS SO VERY GROSS!!

    1. Jason Avatar
      Jason

      Calm down. This is to teach what NOT to eat in a silly way.

      1. Donne Strong Avatar
        Donne Strong

        Thank you for a reasonable response.

  5. Kris Avatar
    Kris

    This is awful and bizarre, it almost seems like some sort of sneaky advertising / branding – this is just the absolute worst

  6. Bolton Avatar
    Bolton

    I can understand what the people are trying to do with this song. It is NOT to promote these eating places. We are to teach healthy choices and to help the boys understand UNhealthy choices. This is a song that will get their attention and as said above, you can then talk about all the reasons fast food is unhealthy and what healthy choices you can make if you need to eat there, such as the salads, fruit with meal instead of fries, grilled chicken instead of deep fat fried and so on.

  7. Carinna Avatar

    Over 20 years ago I sang this song in scouts. When lots of girls eat nothing but scout food in the woods for weeks on end they like to sing about fast food during their very long hikes. Don’t make more of it then that. All this “promoting healthy choice” parnoia is going to make your children neurotic

  8. David Avatar
    David

    Just a little thing about this though – if you actually look at the words to the verse you’ll see it’s actually quite suggestive, using double entendres a lot and the chorus serves the purpose of stopping it being utter filth…
    Obviously if you only use the chorus then it’s not a problem.

  9. Paula Avatar
    Paula

    I took my daughter to a Girl Scout informational meeting. When they started singing this song, I wanted to grab my daughter and leave. How offensive, in a country in which kids are developing heart disease and diabetes, to be promoting and giving free advertising to corporate monsters who wish our children to become hooked on their horrible “food”!!! INSANE!!!

  10. john thomson Avatar
    john thomson

    I know I wont be believed but me and 4 friends wrote it around 1990. we wrote it in our music class.

  11. C. Sammy Avatar
    C. Sammy

    Very cool John Thompson, I believe you. Everything starts from something…

    Smaller scale, however similar, my brothers were part of a small crew of teenagers who identified a really awesome skateboarding area in the early 90’s, acres of an abandoned concrete jungle, no one (local skate boarders at least) knew about it or went there at the time. Over time, their crew grew, the word spread and it was packed daily on good weather days. Today, the same location, is one of the most notorious underground skate parks in the United States. In recent visits when I’ve said, “my brother’s were part of the crew who originally found this place and developed it”, essentially unrecognized founders, most were like, “yeah OK, sure”.

    John, you may have grounds for litigation, if you can prove what you’re saying, one way or another, and you can prove someone made financial compensation from it, might be worth looking into. At the least, you should look into having your names receive the official recognition as the creators. This is only if you’re wanting to be associated, it appears many are offended, might be best if you aren’t affiliated… Good luck either way and thanks for sharing.

    1. C Sammy Avatar
      C Sammy

      Want to correct my typo on spelling your name, John Thomson, not Thompson. My apologies

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