Marketing is about knowing what and how something reaches the consumers. Most of the time the child gets what they want. Not only do fast food places have something that will draw children in they also have something that will bring adults in. Businesses know that when a kid sees something they want, that they will beg their parent. Furthermore, social media has been a large platform to business in general.
Trying the barbacoa is the best thing I’ve done so far in my life. Chipotle is a great experience because you don’t feel like you’re just going to another same fast food place. You can actually sit down and take some time out of your day to just relax and take a breather while eating some delicious food. Every time I go to chipotle, I experience nothing but good things. Sources: http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/fwi/fwi.aspx (Chipotle website “Food W/ Integrity”), http://www.statisticbrain.com/fast-food-statistics/ (Fast food Statistics)
Many people believe that fast-food chains are a central cause of obesity in America because there is plethora amount of fast-food restaurants on every block, but very few healthy alternatives. Sure, fast food restaurants are very easy to find and offer quick service, but there are other options that are also healthy, convenient, and economica... ... middle of paper ... ...o makes some good valid points. Fast-food restaurants are found everywhere. They’re also convenient and offer quick service. It is easy to go through a drive through and pick up food.
Something many already knew, but found it easier to avoid the fattening truth. Today 1 in 4 Americans visit a fast food restaurant on a daily basis. About 95% of the commercials that children see are for foods filled with sugars and fats. Children are bombarded with images of fast food by media advertising. Most Americans understand the marketing strategy of McDonald's -- appealing to the young.
Instead I plan to show Super Size Me to my child when he is old enough to understand it, as should all responsible parents. The obesity crisis has been muddled over a concern about the line between corporate and personal responsibility. More than 60% of Americans get no form of exercise whatsoever and at the same time we super size everything. The fast food chains are not forcing us to super size and consume these mass quantities, they are simply responding to the market. Just as we as a society are slowly recognizing the dangers of smoking, we must recognize the dangers of a high fat, high sugar diet that is paired with a sedentary lifestyle.
Advertisements are seen on television on daily basis, along with seeing billboards and ads in magazines and papers. These advertisements of fast food brands greatly influence the society, and coax them into desiring the foods, which leads them to the drive threw. These fast food joints also have another feature going for them, they are cheap, especially cheap compared to the healthier options. A college student or a family on a budget is drawn to these cheap prices. Finally, the last characteristic is convenience.
Also, when our family has a journey by car, we like to take a break at a fast-food restaurant. This not only saves our time, but it also fills our bellies. Moreover, fast food restaurants provide reasonable prices on food, which also attracts consumers. Thus, people prefer fast food. The article, “Introduction to Fast Food: At Issue” describes the problems that fast food brings to our society during the development of fast food.
Furthermore, I explained how the environments of people can cause obesity. Being in a city full of fast food places is impossible to drive past everyday without getting urged to buy something to eat. Plus people can not give up on the opportunities fast food grants by their low prices and how people can get more money for their dollar. Fast food never looks disgusting, it is always looking so nice and delicious. Lastly, I stated how the parents and school influences children to eat fast food more.
Not only is eating out, or at least take out, efficient, but it’s also less stressful on the parents. Children can tend to be very picky eaters, well most of them at least. My younger cousin for one refuses to eat anything green, unless it’s a cucumber. As we progress more and more into our culture of industrialized eating, we need to consider what we are risking in the long run. There’s actually many different things that not only college students but the entire population could do to help reduce our risks in the long run.
This is because fast food meals typically contain high levels of calories, saturated fat, sugar. Despite the health risks that come with fast food consumption, people continue to eat it because many people have no time to select and prepare food at home, and the price is affordable through most fast food places having deals such as dollar menus, lunch specials, and promotion deals. This is what a modern day family would need, fast, easy, and affordable. In addition, home cooked meals generally take more time to prepare and require you to have cooking skills. On the other hand, the taste of home cooked meals is generally better, because you are able to select fresh ingredients.