Obesity In America

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Fast Food in America By Parker Konkle Today when the vast majority consider fast food, they consider quick and cheap food that you can eat on the go. At the same time, shouldn't we think about it being unsubstantial and unhealthy? Are we in the right position to fault today's obesity on fast food? What about its impact on employment and agriculture? The historical backdrop of fast food begins in Ancient Rome when road merchants and stroll up eateries fed the larger part of Rome's populace. In the middle Ages, quick and inexpensive food was rich in European urban communities, for example, London and Paris. Foods like flat-breads, falafel and other pre-cooked meals were served in city streets of both the ancient and medieval times. Fast food in America has a great deal to do with the automobile. Once the average American could afford to buy a car, the drive-in restaurant business was conceived. Restaurateurs took advantage of the rising popularity of cars, and designed restaurants so that customers could order and eat without ever getting out of their cars. Drive-ins were successful, but the service wasn't fast, and the food wasn't hot by the time a car hop delivered it. Two brothers by the names of Richard and Maurice McDonald realized this problem with their own drive-in restaurant and wanted to …show more content…

With the poor sanitation of the meatpacking industry, Americans were reluctant to eat ground beef. A cook by the name of Walt Anderson and insurance man Billy Ingram made a chain of restaurants they named White Castle. Founded in 1921, in Wichita, Kansas, White Castle is a fast food hamburger restaurant chain located primarily in the mid-west and mid-Atlantic. The founders of this restaurant were determined to change the cleanliness of the industry. Thus the white exterior, the stainless steel interior, and the spotless employee

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that fast food is unsubstantial and unhealthy. fast food originated in ancient rome, where road merchants and stroll-up eateries fed the population.
  • Describes ray kroc as a former jazz musician who endured many years of disappointment selling everything from sheet music to square ice cream scoops. after meeting the mcdonald brothers, he persuaded them to let him open new mcdonald's restaurants.
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