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    They Were Loving It: Archaeologists Discover 'Fast Food' Bar in Pompeii (PHOTO)

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    Around 150 "fast food restaurants" were in business all over Pompeii prior to the legendary eruption of Mount Vesuvius that took place in 79 AD, killing over 2,000 people and burying the ancient city in volcanic ash.

    Archaeologists have excavated a 2,000-year-old "fast food" counter preserved in relatively good condition at the site of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Planet Pompeii reported. 

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    The ancient Roman eatery featured a counter, called a frescoed thermopolium, from which people could purchase flatbread with salty fish, grilled cheese and lentils. Regular customers were thought to have been working class people who lacked kitchen facilities at home.

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