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Taco Bell's Response to Lawsuit - Unexpected Event In January 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell, alleging the restaurant chain used more meat fillers than real ground beef. Specifically, the suit claimed Taco Bell’s products were made with “taco meat filling,” which consisted of extenders and other non-meat substances. The complaint further pointed out that Taco Bell not only misled consumers but also violated federal requirements by labeling “taco meat filling” as beef. This incident was unexpected as Taco Bell was not informed before the lawsuit was publicized....   [tags: Case Study]
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Taco Salad Recipes - I tried an easy taco salad recipe I got from the food program on PBS. I had tomatoes, onions and lettuce from my garden that were already sliced and diced for the salad. I fried a pound of hamburger and crumbled it up before adding it to the vegetable mixture. I added a pound of diced cheddar cheese and tossed the whole thing for 5 minutes. It was ready to be portioned out into taco shell bowls and topped with salsa and sour cream. On the side I had avocado ranch dressing and Catalina dressing. This can also be made with chicken instead of beef....   [tags: cooking, ] 1091 words
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Chipolte Mexican Grill Beats Taco Bell - The massive Taco Bell restaurant chain is inferior to the lesser known restaurant, Chipotle. Chipotle Mexican Grill lets customers make their own meal to their liking, unlike Taco Bell. The ingredients that Chipotle uses are fresh and natural unlike the preservative filled ingredients that Taco Bell uses. The customer service at the Mexican Grill has received many more positive reviews than Taco Bell as well. Chipotle's food and service are far superior to the huge restaurant chain known as Taco Bell....   [tags: restaurant, ingredients, reviews] 1024 words
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From Taco Bell to Tanzania - From Taco Bell to Tanzania I lived until the age of 18 in Lacey, Washington, a small town made up mostly of the strip malls and Taco Bell fast food restaurants that line Interstate 5 from Portland to Seattle. Very few of my high school classmates left this town, and instead moved back into the service industries and lower rungs of state bureaucracy where their parents had worked before them. For those of us who wanted to leave, the only routes, at the time, seemed to be the military or higher education....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays] 947 words
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Immokalee Boycott of Taco Bell - This penny per pound could trickle down to tomato pickers and allow members of the C.O.I.W. to earn double the wage they are currently paid (Campbell par. 5). The price that is paid to pickers in South Florida, where the C.O.I.W. is rooted, has not changed since 1978 ("Taco Bell Truth Tour" par. 1). In addition to earning poverty-wages, the C.O.I.W. members face additional challenges. Farm workers originate from many different countries, which poses a communication barrier (Bowe par. 8). With every necessity (housing, food, water, etc.) provided solely by the labor contractors who sell to Taco Bell, C.O.I.W....   [tags: Ethics] 1849 words
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The Taco Bell Dog - 1 Oversize corn chip + 1 Undersized dog = Millions of dollars Many people say that the US is the land of opportunity, but the latest money making opportunity has come from south of the border. Chihuahuas, Talking Chihuahuas. Taco Bell has struck a gold mine in its latest advertisement campaign involving a talking Chihuahua, fueling an instant craze for the little dogs, and all of their merchandise. The actual filming for all of the commercials was shot in western LA using a simple white background....   [tags: essays research papers] 386 words
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Baja Taco - “Baja Fresh & Taco Bell” In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace businesses must be very creative in their marketing strategies in order to attract as much business possible. Companies spend a tremendous amount of their budget on advertising, soliciting, marketing and selling their products and / or services. Businesses that aren’t creative don’t appear to succeed as much as those that produce good marketing campaigns. Fast food restaurants are one of the most recognized businesses....   [tags: essays research papers] 955 words
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Taco Bell Not Real Mexican Food in The Great Taco War - RR - “The Great Taco War” The Real Deal Mariah Carey is one of the top pop singers in America today. On an average, her CD’s sell for fifteen dollars. However, many find it easier to purchase a “knock-off” for a cheaper price than to purchase the real thing. For instance, an individual can purchase the exact CD at a local flea market for five dollars and save the extra ten dollars for something else. In the short story, “The Great Taco War,” Jose Antonio Burciaga informs readers that fast food industries like Taco Bell do no sell authentic Mexican tacos....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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Taco Bell's Success - Taco Bell's Success Did Taco Bell’s success result from a top down or bottom-up approach to change. What situations drove this change, and what leadership approach did John Martin use. What was the old (previous) leadership style and what was its limitation. • Taco Bell’s success resulted from a top down approach to change. Along with the new organizational structure came the job position of Market Manager. Management added this new position to send a strong signal that they wanted different behavior....   [tags: Business Management Studies Essays] 2682 words
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Innovation In Business - Introduction Innovation in business is a key aspect of staying viable in an ever changing climate of competition. One must continuously provide insight and solutions to issues, known and presently unknown through investigation and collaboration. Within this paper we will look into four businesses and their use of innovation in attempt at a better business or greater market share. The innovative businesses of interest are: Taco Bell, Zipcar, Dollar Shave Club and Kickstarter. Innovation In Business Innovation is the driver that keeps companies moving forward with new and/or improved products and services....   [tags: entrepeneurship, viability]
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Muckrakers: Exposing the Truth - During the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt coined the term “muckraker” to characterize journalists that he believed overdid themselves when researching a story, comparing them to someone stirring up the mud at the bottom of a pond. However, while Roosevelt created the nickname, he also used the muckrakers’ influence to directly appeal to the American people. Journalists who are considered muckrakers do not go too far in the pursuit of their stories because they are using their positions to expose the ills of the government, big business, and society; it is beneficial to the American people....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative] 825 words
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In Search Of Excellence: Review - In Search of Excellence is a book dealing with many different principles of economics and what makes big business' excellent. The first idea that Peters discusses is his chart of the McKinsey 7-S Framework. The graph is very simple but the ideas are fairly complex. In their research, they found that their philosophies were too hard to explain and easily forgettable. They made this Framework to deal with strategy, structure, style, systems, staff (people), skills, and shared values (culture)....   [tags: essays research papers] 710 words
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Does Love Exist in The Heart of The City? - New York City, the city of love, right. Wait no, that’s Paris. CRAP. What is New York good for. Oh yeah, business. Everything in the city is related to business. Even love in the city is business. Jay-Z and Beyoncé may be a love story, but underneath it all the relationship works ultimately because they’re on the same level and they have the same standards of business. So I believe love is driven by motives. I know, the hypothesis IS cynical, but I truly believe that in a city like New York, some sort of motive drives each little thing....   [tags: love, motive, business] 1895 words
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How has lean manufacturing influenced the Service industries? - In today’s ever changing market place, reaching a high level of customer satisfaction is shown more and more difficult; for service industries it has shown to be even more challenging to achieve low costs and greater efficiency. Throughout the academic literature I will broadly introduce the key principles of lean manufacturing, and its processes, using USA Vacuum as a quick example to illustrate how lean processes significantly reduced their costs and maximised their efficiency. Moreover, the paper will discuss some of the problems faced when installing an operational change, followed by suggested measures with backed literature....   [tags: market place, customer satisfaction]
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Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists - Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists It was probably inevitable that one day people would start suing McDonald's for making them fat. That day came this summer, when New York lawyer Samuel Hirsch filed several lawsuits against McDonald's, as well as four other fast-food companies, on the grounds that they had failed to adequately disclose the bad health effects of their menus. One of the suits involves a Bronx teenager who tips the scale at 400 pounds and whose mother, in papers filed in U.S....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1865 words
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Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies - Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies It goes without saying, that the influence of cultural on marketing strategies and campaigns is significant. If a company does not or cannot understand fundamental aspects of culture in a market they are launching or operating a promotional campaign, there is the possibility that the objectives of the promotion may not be realized. Aspects of Culture The significance of cultural context on marketing campaigns and related promotions only intensifies when those programs are expanded to other local markets, regional markets, or foreign markets....   [tags: Marketing ]
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To What Extent is Owning a Franchise a Good Business Decision? - Why start a half owned business when you can have it all for you self and make the most out of it. A franchise is a business which uses the original company’s name to sell goods and services in a certain area. In other words franchising is creating an alliance between groups of people who have a specific goal of dominating the market and having more customers than their opponents. The original company is called a franchiser, and the person who opens a franchise is a franchisee. Even though the franchisee has to pay for the business name, they are still provided with standards, quality, access to tools and materials, and advertising....   [tags: good and services, self-owned companies]
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Restaurant Comparison of El Espolon as and El Tapatio - Two locally owned famous restaurants in Sedalia, Missouri, El Espolon and El Tapatio, are both recognized as quality, authentic Mexican restaurants that serve Sedalia with outstanding service and great food. After paying each establishment a visit this past weekend, I have discovered some differences and similarities in the two. Although many of my relatives have chosen El Espolon as their favorite, I found El Tapatio to provide a more ethnic experience with their excellent food, sharp service, and clean venue....   [tags: personal narrative] 669 words
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The FDA and Genetically Modified Food - Imagine your favorite restaurant and all of the different menu choices. As you flip through the menu, the pictures can be really deceiving. The picture of the double cheeseburger with a slim sheet of lettuce, crisp onions and fleshly sliced tomatoes looks too perfect. The sizzling fajita and steak entrees look so delicious that they seem to jump off the page into your mouth. After making a satisfying decision, have you ever wondered where the food comes from. In my experiences, I avoid this thought because it might influence me to leave the restaurant....   [tags: alternating dna, media] 1134 words
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The American Fast Food Industry - ... People really underestimate the effects unhealthy food has on them. There are many reasons people don’t look into the food they consume on a daily basis. The main factors people look for with their food is convenience, price, and taste. Unfortunately these accommodations come at the cost of the sanitary conditions of their food. The hardest concept people seem to understand is “pay now and later”. This means that you are paying for your food with money now, and paying with your health later....   [tags: health risks associated]
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Feminism and TV Commercials - Feminism and TV Commercials Television commercials to the average person are a form of entertainment. They are also a way for people to see what is being sold out there in the real world. To a critic television commercials are much more than that. Depending what critical approach the critic uses he or she will analyze the television commercials differently. I decided to challenge myself and instead of using an approach that I knew about I used one that I knew little about. In my discussion of television commercials I focused on using the Feminist critical approach....   [tags: essays papers]
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Success of Fast Food Restaurants - McDonald's (USA) serves 27 million people every day, 1 million more every year since 2003. Since 2002 McDonald's (USA) have experienced 45 consecutive months of sales increases. In a recent Business Week column, McDonald's CEO James Skinner claims "We've learned. We've evolved. We believe we've cracked the code in the United States."What is the code. Americans like to eat all day long. Most outlets are open 18 hours a day. Others are 24/7. McDonald's essentially want you to stuff yourself from dawn 'till dusk....   [tags: Business Restaurant Industry] 850 words
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The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police Officers Must Remain in Shape. - The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police officers must remain in shape. Many Americans have consumed fast food at least once in their lifetime, whether it is McDonalds or Taco Bell, Chipotle or Subway. Fast food can often times be the only readily available alternative food source in the busy everyday lives of the average American citizen. According to the Pew Research Center, on a daily basis 50 million Americans are served in fast food restaurants such as McDonalds or Taco Bell (Pew Research Center, 2014)....   [tags: law enforcement, nutrition, health]
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High School Should be Permitted to Have Open Campus Lunch - French students get 1 ½-2 hour lunch breaks, and many countries including France have off-campus lunch programs, where they can go home or to a restaurant for lunch. Why can’t Oak Creek High School have off-campus lunch. By the time students are in high school, they should be responsible and trusted to have off-campus lunch privileges. To begin, the high school principles and the school district can put restrictions on who’s allowed to leave the campus for lunch. The student’s parents make the ultimate decision of whether they will allow their child to go off-campus for lunch....   [tags: high school experience] 801 words
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The Social Deviance of the self-reference in the Third Person - Results This section will cover the reactions from the employees when the customer referred to himself in the third person. While the conversations were not recorded to give an exact transcript of what was said, the main part of the conversations will be narrated. At Chipotle, a Mexican fast food restaurant, the customer approached the first station where he ordered a burrito. The first employee asked “What can I get started for you?” The customer then replied with “Andrew will get a chicken burrito.” The employee proceeded then to warm a tortilla and ask the customer what kind of rice and beans he would like....   [tags: Employees, Chipotle, Mexican Restaurant, Fast Food]
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Certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas - ... The defense compared him to Penry since he had a low IQ and a learning and speech disorder. The defense tried to argue how the Texas death penalty was unconstitutional according to the Eighth Amendment, but the Judge and Jury did not change their minds and the death penalty still stood (Kennedy). III Discussion LaRoyce Lathair Smith got convicted of capital murder and was given the death penalty by a jury in Dallas County, Texas. Before the jury made its decision, the judge added a “nullification instruction.” The instruction that the trial judge gave instructed that the jury to give effect to mitigation evidence, but the jury was allowed to do this by negating what would have been a pos...   [tags: jury, death penalty] 3021 words
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Analysis and Description of McDonalds’ Dollar Menu - The content of this document begin by introducing McDonalds’ and also explains the company’s dollar menu. The document also contains a description of my selected product; ‘the dollar menu’ in terms of the four utilities of customer value, mainly possession, time, place and form. The document also identifies the product’s target market in the US as well as in China, the competition of the product category in both home and foreign markets, it contains an explanation of how I would apply the segmentation, targeting, and positioning (STP) approach to market the product in the foreign market; it discusses the major environmental facts and trends in the foreign markets that might affect sales of t...   [tags: mcdonalds, fast food, dollar menu, hamburguers]
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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically modified foods are organic materials which cross pollinates to become highly nutritious and valuable. I learned from my middle school years, that Gregor Mendel’s experiment on pea pods is an example of genetically modified foods. In Mendel’s experiment, he cross pollinated two pea pods, which had different gene alleles. The growth stage produces two pea pods with brighter green leaves. Genetically modified foods also have a bad consequence to needy families from small villages. Yet, these families feed on genetically modified products because items are more in nutrients and vitamins....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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Americans and The Monsanto Protection Act - Americans are angry in regards to the signing of the Farmer Assurance Act on March 27, 2014. This act also goes by the nickname Monsanto Protection Act. The company Monsanto is well known for its production of GM seeds, or genetically modified seeds. Numerous Americans are currently protesting and creating petitions because genetically modified organisms may be at risk of contaminating organic foods in the near future. In addition, food that contains these organisms often are not labeled for the public....   [tags: farmers, gm seeds, ecosystems]
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New Social Media Tools For Photographers - New Social Media Tools For Photographers A round up of other social sites that can help you to achieve your marketing objectives. INSTAGRAM When Facebook acquired the app for $1 billion in cash and stock in April 2012 many stood up and took notice. The social networking service enables users to take pictures and videos, edit them with filters, and share them across a variety of social media. Instagram’s feed is designed specifically for visual stimulation and to encourage interaction. Since its launch in October 2010, 150 million users have signed up and shared a total of 20 billion photos....   [tags: instagram, social sites] 929 words
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How I Exhibit the Four Pillars of the National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is based off of four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. School is an extremely important part of anyone’s life, and I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to attend Lutheran schools from Kindergarten until the present. Our Shepherd Lutheran and Lutheran High Northwest have helped me to grow in my faith and to continue to grow academically as well. Attending these schools has also allowed me to participate in many different extra-curricular activities such as Varsity Soccer in my freshman year, Varsity Track my sophomore year, Pit Band for school musicals, Jazz band, and Pep band....   [tags: Leadership, Scholarship, Service] 432 words
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Childhood Obesity and Fast Food - In recent years there has been a growing epidemic of obesity, especially in America. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey posted on the Center for Disease Control website there are 12.5 million children from ages 2 through 19 that are obese. Many people are starting to complain that the commercials and ads for these restaurants are the result of such an incline in obesity. Although there have been current ad campaigns aiming at children to live a healthy life style there are still hundreds of advertisements that are putting restaurants in a sort of ultimatum position....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Problems Associated with Childhood Obesity - Seeing an overweight child eating ice cream instead of celery has become common. Children no longer want to play inside. Instead they want to play new recent video games and watch television, which leads to them becoming obese. There are numerous definitions of obesity. According to CDC, “obesity is the result of caloric imbalance,” this means not enough calories burned for the amount of calories being consumed. Obesity is on the rise amongst children in America, now affecting 17% of children and adolescents....   [tags: unhealthy habits, overweigh children] 1052 words
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OSI Model - To hell with the OSI 7 Layer Model Back in the 1980's, when all music sucked and men dressed like fags, a bunch of sissy Europeans got together in a passionate effort to overstandardize computer networking. They created this thing called the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) networking suite. Anyone who has taken a CS (Computer Science) or CIS (Computer Information Systems) course knows this; they cram this fact down the student's throat from day freaking one. It is only when the student enters the real world do they realise that the OSI seven layer model is a sham....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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McDonaldization of Society - McDonaldization of Society The way that Burger King and other fast food restaurant chains do business and markets their products to consumers is due to the change in our society to where the consumer wants the biggest, fastest, and best product they can get for their money. This change in society can be attributed to a process known as McDonaldization. Although McDonaldization can be applied to many other parts of our society, this paper will focus on its impact on Burger King and Taco Bell restaurants....   [tags: Papers] 789 words
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Total Quality Management (TQM) - TQM1 TQM in Foodservice Introduction One of the most important industries overall is the food industry. The food industry consists of everything from food processing plants to fast food restaurants. The food industry affects nearly every living person. Most people don't realize how important this industry is and how it affects their everyday lives. That is why it is so critical that the products of this industry are at their highest quality, are free of bacteria and ensure that the consumer will not face any detrimental consequences....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Ethics Migrant Tomato Workers - Second Analysis Paper The migrant tomato farm workers article discusses the aspect of being one of the nations most backbreaking jobs. These tomato workers work for 10 to 12 hours a day picking tomatoes by hand, earning a piece-rate of about 45 cents for every 32-pound bucket. Furthermore a typical day each migrant picks, carries and unloads two tons of tomatoes, and instead of trying to move forward and improve the quality of work and pay the tomato growers keep migrant workers pay as low as possible....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1407 words
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Pepsico Restaurants Case Analysis - PepsiCo’s Restaurants Definition of Problem Senior Management of PepsiCo is evaluating the potential acquisition of two companies – Carts of Colorado and California Pizza Kitchen – in order to expand the company’s restaurant business. If indeed PepsiCo decides to pursue the acquisition of one or both, they must decide how to align each of these business units in its historically decentralized management approach and how to forge relationships between the acquired business units and existing business units....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1635 words
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Teaching Goals - After watching this video, I started to wonder if our schools are truly preparing our students for the real world. I believe that our educational system expects our students to learn a certain amount of information and regurgitate it back to their teachers in the form of tests such as EOG’s. With this style of teaching, other subjects are suffering. All year, teachers are prepping students to pass the EOG’s while neglecting other areas. Naturally, you have some students who will shine. What about the students who do not learn well with this type of teaching method....   [tags: Education] 1063 words
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Childhood Obesity - "Today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate from 1983. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the Number 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking. If current trends continue, today’s kids could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents" (Clinton, para. 3 2011). Children may not understand the complexities of food intake or obesity but they continue to be affected by the issue....   [tags: Health Care, Diseases] 1746 words
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Worldwide Corporation: PepsiCo.Inc - ... Formulas were perfected, bottles were made more efficient, and in 1974, PepsiCo.Inc broke through the barrier between capitalist United States and socialist Soviet Russia as it became the first American product to be manufactured and marketed in Russia (Our History). To date, PepsiCo has increased their success through the acquiring, merging, and purchasing of companies such as Taco Bell, KFC, and Brisk iced tea (Our History). While great in taste, the products of PepsiCo are extremely unhealthy....   [tags: global corporation, business] 883 words
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Proposed Soft Drink Ban of Sodas Larger than 24 ounces in the City of Sioux Falls - Mayor Mike Huether has proposed a ban on sales of fountain soft drinks in the city of Sioux Falls. The proposal would effectively end the sale of all fountain soft drinks larger than 24 ounces at all city regulated businesses including restaurants, hotels, gas stations, etc. Much like the proposed soda ban set forth by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Mike Huether's proposal has the intent of making Sioux Falls a healthier city. There are many people that believe a ban on 'oversized' soft drinks would be beneficial in the fight against obesity, while those who oppose such a legislation see it is an infringement of the people's rights....   [tags: trying to make a healthier city] 545 words
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Fast Food Is So Unhealthy, Troy Is the Alternative - ... Although many adults and kids are drawn to fast food, in the future they will pay the real price of more likely becoming obese and overweight. Industry Market trends in 2012 display that television ads for McDonalds has declined by 10 percent, which are viewed by younger audiences ages 6 to 11. If the commercial advertisements decrease for fast food, it could mean that American youth has less exposure to fast food and they could eat healthier food. Restaurant workers observe that customers are ordering healthier food items on the menu....   [tags: calorie, taste, teenagers] 533 words
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Roles of Metabolism and Behavior in Obesity - INTRODUCTION As you know obesity is a major healthcare issue globally. Scientist are still trying to understand this complex problem . Metabolism and behavioral factors appear to play a role in this serious condition. Food that our bodies do not immediately use or burn is stored as fat. This accumulation of fat can lead to weight gain, which can lead to obesity. We can fight obesity with simple nutritional changes and with a change in our everyday lives. Amercian views on obesity are not as strong as they should be .Obesity is a condition which is usually defined as person's body mass index (BMI)....   [tags: epidemic, food, health] 531 words
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Business Analysis: Chocolates El Rey - Identity of the brand, and the emotional connection play a huge role in customer retention and this is where Chocolates El Rey needs to focus as well. By engaging the consumer and providing a form of affiliation and emotion with the brand, Chocolates El Rey could have a huge increase in their market share. Even if they started by branding themselves with fine dining restaurants and high class hotels, it would provide an emotional connection to the brand, as these types of consumers would associate the premium chocolate with the high end identity of the hotel or restaurant....   [tags: customer retention, affiliation] 588 words
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Human Resourse Management - Human Resourse Management There are many different ways to train someone for a new job. You can use any of the following methods; hands on, computer simulation, apprenticeship, and teletraining. From hands on training on the production line, to a series of written tests, we use a variety of training techniques at Taco Bell. Upon being hired at Taco Bell, you are given a series of menu item sheets which list all 37 menu items, and the ingredients that makes up each one. It is imperitive that they study these sheets before coming to work for the first time for they will be tested....   [tags: Personnel Management] 1215 words
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Sporks - The Utensils of the 20th Century - Sporks - The Utensils of the 20th Century Over the past century, fast food restaurants have been booming. Chains of restaurants such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Rally’s, Taco Bell, and Burger King have revolutionized society with fast, inexpensive, tasty foods that can be ordered across the country. With these new eateries, plastic utensils have also gained popularity. The drive-up window makes metal utensils obsolete. Customers would drive away with millions of dollars in silverware each year nationwide....   [tags: Utensils Restaurants Silverware Essays]
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Biography of Erik Estrada - Biography of Erik Estrada (Frank Poncherello) Erik was born on March 16, 1949 as Henry Enrique Estrada in NY City. Back around 1968, he was in a dance troupe and earned $38 a week with free lunches and all the acting lessons he could take. In return, he had to perform daily in downtown Los Angeles. He had a 10-day hospital stay in August 1979 caused by on-set accident when he was thrown from his motorcycle and the 900-pound bike landed on him. At 5'10', 160 pounds, he was an inch shorter and 15 pounds lighter than Wilcox....   [tags: History] 876 words
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Senior Year of school - The senior year of high school, what a pivotal time in a person’s life. Jim Swarthow was a senior as average as any other of his time. He grew up in an average sized town in Tennessee, and attended a high school with the population of 1,200 students. As a student he made fair grades, yet never cracked a book when he left the doors of school heading home. School was not very important to Jim because his father had him helping the family business at a very young age. Although he never failed any courses in his school career, he never excelled either....   [tags: essays research papers] 1251 words
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My Hatred for Education - I hate getting up this early. But I only got three months left; then I'll never have to get up early again. Three more months and this time I graduate. Dads doing pretty good on the railroad job now. Hasn't been laid off for a couple of years now. David is doing good in the Navy, and my future at Taco Bell is almost a guarantee. Don't know why this diploma shit is so important to everyone, I'm making 165.00 a week now and I'm only 18. That's better than some factories and I don't work as hard as they do....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 1945 words
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Dangerous Foods in the Book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Foot Giants Hooked Us - The book Salt, Sugar, and Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us discusses the danger of food with its readers. The dangers of food discussed in the book are the ingredients of Salt, Sugar and Fat in the food individuals consume on a daily basis. Producers use these ingredients to their advantage to get the consumers bliss point. The bliss point attained is used by the food giants to achieve a profit. However due to research on the health risks of these ingredients food companies are strategizing in order to maintain their profit and earn more of a profit....   [tags: profit, product, obsity]
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