What Is The Impact Of Fast Food On American Culture

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The Impact of American Fast Food Fast food has dominated the economy and has become one of the largest industries in America. Convenience food has fallen into the daily routine of almost all people. In the United States, people live fast-paced, busy lives. The best solution for their fast-paced lives: fast food. Yet, sometimes the convenience can cause problems such as obesity. The fast food industry has had the greatest impact of American society; thus, it has taken over Americans daily lives, economy, and health. 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, …show more content…

Fast food has helped many Americans with their day-to-day schedules. The fast food industry has created economic dependence; thus, forcing American society to have no other easy on-the-go food options. The food is convenient, cheap, and good tasting. Yet, just because the food is so easily accessible and good tasting, does not mean that it is the best for the people consuming

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