Mateship In… The Fast Food Invasion

Until the late 60s fast food in Australia meant a meat pie, a milk bar hamburger or fish n chips. But in 1968 Kentucky Fried Chicken opened its first store, followed by Pizza Hut and Hartees, and in 1971 McDonalds and Hungry Jack’s invaded – changing our fast food eating habits forever.


A landmark 60 minute special exploring the special relationship between Australia and the USA.

For a century the United States of America and Australia have fought together in every major conflict, one of the longest alliances in modern history. Hosted by acclaimed Australian journalist Mike Munro this documentary and featurettes will explore our long friendship, forged in battle, shaped also by deep exchanges of ideas, art, people and trade.

This is a fascinating and entertaining story of trust, difference, loyalty and respect: it’s an epic story of Mateship.