Although this concept increasingly became famous for its low price and its aspects of social dining, most people are dependent on this method of eating for most of its meals. Most people are aware of its dangers it can have on someone’s health; however, fast foods’ marketing strategies allow companies to maintain it corporate power in the global economy. The most popular fast-food chain is undoubtedly McDonalds. McDonald’s has long been one of America’s favorite fast food restaurants. It has a large selection of meals including burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, salads,
In addition, fast food's easy access has strongly contributed to the epidemic of obesity. Furthermore, the marketing of fast food through the media has become big business. History of Fast Food Eating outside the home has always been a popular choice for Americans. Throughout history, hamburgers, for example, have always been a favorite food for Americans. “In 1925, when New Yorkers were asked to name their favorite meal, the hamburger ranked nineteenth.” (Schlosser & Wilson 2007).
Most Americans want to use their time efficiently, which allows them to achieve desirable goals. Fast food chains offer Americans the opportunity to save time. Preparing French fries, fried chicken, and hamburgers in fast food restaurant only takes a few minutes, which satisfies people’s demands and expectations. For example, I often see some students or commuters buying breakfast at a fast-food restaurant when they are in a hurry to go to school or work. Also, when our family has a journey by car, we like to take a break at a fast-food restaurant.
They choose to eat fast food instead of eating at home or sitting at a restaurant. Especially, youngsters for whom a fast food center is a good place to hang out with friends. This is a reason that makes decrease the amount of time where people can talk about everything that happen to them, tell happy stories, and share their experiences. Family meal time is an opportunity for all the members to come together and share their experiences. However, family tradition as eating together is lost.
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There are so many fast food restaurants in the world. Every corner people turn, there is another McDonald’s or a popular fast food restaurant. What people do not know about this easy way of eating is how unhealthy fast food really is. Quick food does not mean nutritious food. However, many Americans debate whether fast food restaurants should be required to show the nutrition in their food.
However, McDonalds and Burger King have a few things in common such as having the drive through service, having kid’s meals, offering desserts, giving an opportunity to celebrate birthdays with family and friends, and helping students in college by giving scholarships. Anyway, we have to keep in mind that McDonalds and Burger King differences and similarities might vary from one country to another. McDonalds and Burger King invested a lot of money to reach their goals which are to become the best fast food restaurants and to call public attention to their products.
The nation's obesity epidemic has focused attention on fast-restaurants, and while recent class-action lawsuits attempting to blame McDonald's Corp. for making people fat have failed, many chains have begun offering healthier fare in fear of lawsuits (CBS News). A growing concern with on-the-go food consumers is the freshness and dietary guidelines that go into their diet. Tight schedules make people spend m... ... middle of paper ... ...r, are not the causes for the change – it just happens to fit in perfectly with the scenario. Obesity and freshness have provoked a new health trend in fast food, and it is no secret with all the advertisements. So dare to super size an order of healthy fast food – a once considered oxymoron now becoming more of a reality.
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Jagg Xaxx, a writer for Demand Media, notes that “fast-food is about convenience, so to be successful, a fast-food outlet should be located in a high-traffic area according to the website Bplans” (Xaxx). According to a study done by Dr. Bryn Austin et al., “fast-food restaurants were found to cluster significantly around schools in both the high and moderate commercialization regions of the city [Chicago]” (Austin). Focusing fast-food restaurants around schools can have its advantages; if students are permitted to go outside of the campus for lunch, they are most likely going to dine at one of the many restaurants surrounding the campus. It is agreeable that the fast-food industry will most likely base their location around school campuses to attract hungry students or in busy areas where they can “gain business and impulse purchases from customers who had... ... middle of paper ... ... Food."