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
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Throughout the United States of America obesity is becoming a massive epidemic. Developing over the last thirty years, obesity had increased in call areas of the United States. Being overweight and obesity is a relatively simple concept, some extra pounds, but the factors behind the widespread obesity America is facing are anything but. With rising health food costs, which make it harder for many of America to have access to nutritious and beneficial foods, and a variety of other factors, America’s obesity problem is just that: a problem. We foster a culture of obesity, which has many underlying themes, that is a driving force behind America’s widening waist sizes. This culture is prevalent throughout the country and we see it promote unhealthy
Is fast food to blame for more obese Americans? Fast food restaurants advertise all their ingredients in plain sight. They provide healthy options to their more popular foods such as grilled items, skinless options, low calorie/no calorie beverages, and small portion orders. Most obese Americans are overweight because they are uneducated about the dangers of fast food. Once they learn about eating healthy, managing overweight issues becomes more elementary. Fast food restaurants should not be blamed for America 's obesity issue because there are healthier options, self-discipline, and self responsibility for each individual.
Fast foods have been around for a long time. Each day, more a more people turn to it for a quick meal, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. As fast foods begin to progress and expand throughout the world, people, especially in the United States, have started to blame fast foods for their obesity and/or health problems. But is it really the fast food companies ' fault or the customers who consume their food? David Zinczenko wrote “Don’t Blame the Eater”, which states that fast food companies should be held responsible for giving all these people unhealthy food with them not really knowing what they are eating. I absolutely agree with this article, because these companies drag customers in by making the food fast, cheap, and a mystery. Fast food restaurants should be held accountable for
We can all agree that each of us have our own particular favorite fast food restaurant. The fast food industry has really opened up and added a variety of food that you can quickly grab on the go. This makes it hard for the average American to ignore, because everyone is looking for the quickest and simplest ways to get things done in this fast paced
Why is fast food considered harmful? McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Wendys are just feeding every hungry individual that gives them business, what’s so harmful about that? If given the proper service mostly all customers will leave satisfied and with a full belly. Behind all the satisfaction of fast food can be a negative impact on the human body, obesity being the main focus. Fast food is satisfying but the health issue is not so satisfying. “Fast food is far worse than most people are remotely aware” (naturalnews.com).Taste can cause anyone to lose focus on their health. While individuals are constantly enjoying fast food they are putting their body at risk of obesity, diabetes, and even heart disease.
This topic was an interest to me because I am going into the medical field in my near future. Fast food can be defined as food that can be prepared very quickly and easily. Fast food can be very tasty due to all of the additional sugars, salts and preservatives. Fast food chains have to compete with other to keep customers coming back to their restaurants. Fast food restaurants have been around since the 1900s, but the food they served back then was much healthier
I choose to do my research paper on Obesity in America because it is something that need to be solved. Obesity can be caused by many different things such as genetics, various combinations of hormonal, metabolic, and behavior also appears to plays a role. In the last 40 years the epidemic has prevalence in the U.S has gone up by over 50%. So every two of three adults are now obese which is not good because now it is going to spread to the children. My personal connection to this topic is that a lot of my extended family has type 2 diabetes and I want to help my immediate family so we don't get diabetes. So what is America doing
The economy, finding funding for military operations overseas, and seeing if a baseball player took illegal steroids to a baseball, two of these are the challenges that our should Congress face day in and day out, but they want professional sports. However do we want our nation’s political leaders wasting valuable resources to see if professional sports are drug free?
Obesity is now among the most prevalent medical issues affecting students, adolescents, and adults living in the United States and other countries. According to the American Obesity Association, about 15% of adolescents and children are considered obese in the United States. These numbers are increasing and are expected to continue increasing. There are many factors contributing to the increase of obesity in America, the most important factor has to do with nutrition.
I personally have been affected by obesity, as obesity run through my family specifically my father’s side of the family. Living in food deserts, or being constantly on the road has contributed. While I may not be excessively obese, I am still over weight. Obesity in America is very wide spread. Often time we go throughout our running in to people who may obese but never really notice how obese we are as a country. According to a team of researchers for the Journal of the American Medical Association, 66 %of Americans are obese (Ogden, 2014). The researchers also found that 71 % of all adult males are overweight or obese with 33.5% of all males being obese. The numbers seem to near the same for women with 65.8% of all American women being
White Castle was founded in 1921 some time after WW I ended and a good two decades before McDonald’s came around. This is the reason that at times White Castle is mentioned along with the birth of fast food. However it would still be some time before moms agreed to feed their children hamburgers.
Yet, people claim it’s causing obesity in children. Obesity is becoming more common, it’s yet to become the next tobacco. We all know fast food is below par but we still eat it. Fast food is one of the faults of obesity, fast food is over processed, high in calories and increased in fats. Junk food is the reason for obesity in America. Fast food is very popular in today’s market, we all eat it, and we all tend to love it. Fast food contains ingredients that you would think wouldn’t be approved by the FDA, such as increase in sugars, high in fats, poor nutritional value, and scary preservatives. People are arguing that due to McDonald’s cheap fast food causing obesity in many, but is that fair for the fast food marketers. Is junk food the reason for obesity in America? Some people believe that obesity is a disease caused by poor eating habits of fatty foods and a lack in amount in a serving. Other people, especially ones living with obesity believe that it’s not a disease but a side effect you can live a long healthy life
The food, Americans have all come to know, has taken over their daily lives. It has been one of the fastest growing industries due to the population boom in California-in the 1920s through the 1940s. The food is so incorporated into Americans’ lives that some would say, “It is hard to imagine a time when there were not fast food restaurants in America” (Radomski 26). They are everywhere; including: malls, airports, schools, all around cities (big and small), and much more. It all started when the United States started to modernize, and schedules started to become cramped on time. One of the first restaurants to start the fast food trend was McDonald's: “Two California brothers, Richard and Maurice (‘Mac’) McDonald, became wealthy from their drive-in restaurant. The brothers had taken everything off the menu that had to be eaten with silverware. Instead, they served hamburgers and cheeseburgers in paper bags” (Radomski 26). After that,
Americans choose fast food because it is quick and easy to get. Drive through restaurants are one of these reasons. Americans families have long days at work and at school, so they decide to buy fast food; fast food restaurants can be located no further than a mile to find and can only takes no more than five minutes to get an order. The next reason is pre-packed snacks and meals. They are easy to get and ready to go; with maybe adding something into it for example, top ramen only needs water and only takes three minutes to cook. Lastly, when you are at work or at school, you only have a maximum of an hour to eat; eating healthy is not an option because it takes about a half hour to make a meal with rice, beans, and meat for tacos and to cut