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Positive Improvements From Fast Food Industry

Positive Improvements from the Fast Food Industry
America’s indulgent to fast food is changing in many ways sense 2004. Healthier options are starting to become more available for the consumers. Portion sizes are decreasing, more food is being handmade, and organic ingredients are being used in our fast food. The fast food industry has been making healthier improvements in our food because people are claiming it is the reason why our obesity rates are increasing in America.
Fast food restaurants started in 1916 and have been growing ever sense then. The first fast food restaurant was White Castle which opened in Wichita, Kansas. This was a burger joint many people from all over the country traveled to, to enjoy their food. The fast food restaurant then had grew, and in the 1950s Ray Kroc had got the idea from White Castle and came up with the first McDonalds. McDonalds has grossed $275,000 between 1945 and 1951, which was rare for a small restaurant. McDonalds had grew tremendously because of its enjoyment it brought to people. And shortly after came Burger King, Wendy’s, and Tacobell. These fast food restaurants started taking over America. By the 1990s there was 11,800 McDonalds, 6,298 Burger Kings, and 3,721 Wendy’s. Between the 1970s and 1990s portion sizes had grew tremendously. Health officials noticed a huge weight gain in America and it made them realize something needs to change.
People have come up with the conclusion that fast food is to blame for the obesity in America. But is this really true? A McDonald’s Big Mac contains 540 calories, a medium fry has 380 calories, and a large sweet tea has 280 calories. So these meals are highly processed and very unhealthy for the human body. And eating this on a daily basis c...

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...ments in our food, but how are they doing this and why? The fast food industry is doing this because they have been losing sales for not having any healthy options on the menu. This generation is striving on being active and eating healthy, so the fast food restaurants are starting to become less of an option for people. Also the obesity rates in America have been increasing tremendously and people are starting to get the idea it is coming from fast food. So health officials know they need to do something about it this by changing their menus. Places like McDonalds have added salads, yogurts, low fat, lower cholesterol, and low sodium items to their menu to help their sales and the obesity rate in America. I think the fast food industry has made a positive change in their food and have been trying to make it as healthy as they can with still being known as fast food.
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