The Fast Food Industry

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The Fast Food Industry There are many arguments whether we are better off living with or without the existence of fast food. It is true that there are many reasons why it is good having fast food chains around us, but at the same time, it isn’t that good either. In this article, I will talk you through whether society is better or worse off with the existence of fast food. The example of fast food chain I would be using for this article will be McDonalds. McDonalds is an example of globalization. They have stores everywhere around the world. They’re not far from having one at the corner of each block. But how are they able to open as many stores as this? The reason is because with each store, they earn a large sum of profit, from having many people visit their stores. The more people that visit their stores, the more they are able to sell, which leads to an increase in profits and their share values also go up at the same time. With all their profits, they are able to expand their business and open more stores in more countries worldwide, hence the term globalization. But how do McDonalds actually get so many customers? They rely a lot on advertisement. Advertisement brings in customers, but it is not the pure reason. Customers are captivated to many things that McDonalds endeavour them. Some of these include having an open air play area for children so that they can play while having their meals. With a play area, parents need not worry that their children will be complaining and fussy from boredom after a meal. Is having a play area just a pretext for McDonalds despite the fact that health pro... ... middle of paper ... ...hut down from the lack of clientele. Other impacts include environmental and cultural impacts. With every serving of McDonalds comes litter, especially cartons, paper and cows. If you are wondering why I put cows down, well that is because you need a lot of cows to produce burgers, and believe it or not, but it actually destroys the environment. Cultural impacts are from globalisation which damages local and national cultures. To end up this analysis, I would have to say that the fast food culture is worse off for our society, as it doesn’t really do us any good, especially for our health, because the more McDonalds we eat, the higher the mortality and diseases rate, but also a major increase in an obese population. Not only does McDonalds harm our health, it also wastes our money from the food and also health bills!

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