Pierce Hollingsworth

“Can we make it one-handed?” Not quite a Clint Eastwood quote, but good enough for Steve Sanger, chairman and chief executive of General Mills, Inc. The statement gained considerable notoriety when it appeared in the Wall Street Journal of July 18, 2000, and it echoes to this day as a battle cry for the development of hand-held foods.

With good reason—more than 15% of all meals are eaten in the car by America’s mobile millions. These so-called “street foods” now range far beyond traditional burge…

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