I need a word or phrase that will describe something as fast and cheap (ie; fast and cheap service)

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  • Could you clarify what you mean by fast and cheap? I imagine a speedy inexpensive car. – Ken Mohnkern Mar 19 at 18:20
  • I mean fast and cheap as in service – Howard Berger Mar 19 at 18:42
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  • Cheap has connotations of shoddiness - is that a meaning that you're trying to capture, or to avoid? – user888379 Mar 19 at 19:19
  • Why aren't the two together good enough? Are you trying to squeeze in letters onto a headline or store window with minimal space? – Mitch Mar 19 at 19:35

We have the "Mc-" prefix, indicating something done the way the McDonalds fast food company would do it.

It generally implies something that is done quickly and cheaply, but also repetitively.

For example, we call large houses built in subdivisions with very similar appearance as "McMansions".

You could use this prefix productively to talk about "McService".

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