Fast Food Nation

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Dave Feamster Character Analysis

A former NHL hockey player, and the manager of several Little Caesar’s franchises in the Pueblo, Colorado, area. Dave Feamster is a compassionate boss who tries to help his employees whenever possible, even though he’s constrained by the low wages set by the Little Caesar’s corporation. Feamster did not know whether franchising the pizza restaurant would be profitable, but he finds that, after years of hard work, he can make a good living, though by no means an extravagant one.
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Dave Feamster Character Timeline in Fast Food Nation

The timeline below shows where the character Dave Feamster appears in Fast Food Nation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Success
Diet, Nutrition, and Food Safety Theme Icon
Greed, Corporations, and “The Bottom Line” Theme Icon
Work and “The Good Life” Theme Icon
...at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo. And the owner of the franchise, Dave Feamster, can also be seen on the premises—although Schlosser writes that Feamster looks “out of place”... (full context)
Greed, Corporations, and “The Bottom Line” Theme Icon
Independence vs. the Social Contract Theme Icon
Work and “The Good Life” Theme Icon
Feamster was a professional hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1980s, until a... (full context)
Greed, Corporations, and “The Bottom Line” Theme Icon
Independence vs. the Social Contract Theme Icon
Bureaucracy and Complex Systems Theme Icon
Work and “The Good Life” Theme Icon
Schlosser closes the chapter by writing that Feamster is a relatively rare success story in franchising. He now owns five Little Caesar’s stores... (full context)