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The Dark Side of Fast Food

- Do we really know what were putting into our bodies, when we eat fast food. What I intend to find out through research is the truth about fast food. What is fast food really made of. What potential health risks do we face when we eat fast food. Fast food is simply bad for your health and something needs to be done, in order to make it healthy for those who enjoy fast food, because fast food is known to cause health problems. Due to the fact that fast food isn’t natural, has a lot of added ingredients, and it is far from fresh....   [tags: Fast Food Essays]

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Analysis of the Fast Food Industry

- 1. Current state of Fast Food Industry 1.1 Current State of the industry Fast food outlets actually have been existed from millennia in China, India and ancient Europe. In the past, many people cannot afford to have a kitchen and this becomes the main reason they buy their food in fast food outlets (Reverse Your Age, 2013). The perception of fast food started to change in twentieth century. The first company that change the culture and perception of fast food was McDonald’s, followed by their future competitors such as KFC, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Subway....   [tags: Fast Food Industry Analysis ]

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Fast Food is Killing Americans

- America is one of the largest countries in the world, and the population is one of the largest also; but not in numbers, unless those numbers are on a scale and coincide with the amount of excess fat that is on the average American. In asking why Americans are so overweight, the fast food industry is not to blame entirely. Although Americans consume more fast food than any other nation and the mass of the population reflects this fact, no one is forcing anyone to eat fast food. Americans eat so much fast food because they are lazy, hurried, addicted, and financially downtrodden....   [tags: Obesity and Fast Food]

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Fast Food is Destroying America

- "We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it” (Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s). Coronary Artery Disease is a type of heart disease and the most common cause of heart attacks. Plaque from eating unhealthy foods, builds up in the arteries, the arteries harden and begin to become narrow and can cause chest pain and heart attacks. “Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.” The environment is affected by the fast food industry because of the amount of pollution and trash they produce on a dail...   [tags: Fast Food is Killing America]

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The Fast Food Health Scam

- For decades the Fast-food industry has supplied Americans with tasty, comforting food, quickly and at a low cost. It was not until recently, when the health craze first hit America in the late 1980’s that the corporations developed a new approach to marketing health food products to fit their customer’s wants (Nielsen). The most common fast food chains, such as McDonalds and Subway, started advertising “healthier” food items on their menus to continue appealing to the general public. While fast food restaurants give the impression of offering healthy food, nutritionist studies show healthy alternatives are not as nutritious as advertised and can lead to possible calorie underestimation and...   [tags: Fast Food Nutrition]

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Obesity and Fast Food

-       In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser writes about the fast food industry. Schlosser tells the story of J.R. Simplot, the man behind McDonald’s source for potatoes. He started his own business right out of the eighth grade, after dropping out. He started out small but eventually became one of the riches men in America. He owned then 160 acres of land to start off this business. He sold his potatoes to companies at first all natural. But he soon discovered that if you dry out the food it will keep for longer, more companies then bought from him....   [tags: Nutrition and Fast Food]

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Obesity and The Fast Food Industry

- ... Schlosser examines the meat packing industry and the stomach turning factors involved in the process of getting the meat on the bun. The exposure of the meat packing industry was almost identical to the work done by Upton Sinclair at the turn od the century. Upton Sinclair exposed the horrors of the meat packing industry in his work The Jungle. The work eventually caused the American government to create a bureaucracy to deal with the problems of the industry. Fast Food Nation appears to not had as wide of an affect on public opinion, either due to corporation influence on information or people just do not care....   [tags: american economy, fast food nation]

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Fast Food and the Obesity Epidemic in America

- Obesity is an epidemic in America, greatly impacting youth, the health care system, and economically vulnerable populations. Among all of the high-income countries in the world, obesity rates remain the highest in the US. According to Harvard, US obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980, although they have remained the same since 2003. (Harvard School of Public Health) Approximately 31.9% of children and adolescents from the ages of 2 to 19 are obese or overweight (NPLAN), while roughly 69% of adults fall into the category of overweight or obese....   [tags: health, fast food]

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Fast Food and Your Body's Health

- Fast food is starting to be a major issue for people these days. It is the lazy part of their lives and their physique and personal health is being affected. It has become so easy for people to consume fast food because society has made it feel alright to do. The only way to solve this problem is to rethink one’s diet plan and to choose a healthier alternative. In today’s lifestyle, everyone tries to fit as much as possible into a day’s work, so fast food is usually a part of their life. Fast food takes a large toll on the human body....   [tags: England, Fast Food, health, ]

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Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser

- One of the most shocking books of the generation is Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation. The novel includes two sections, "The American Way" and "Meat and Potatoes,” that aid him in describing the history and people who have helped shape up the basics of the “McWorld.” Fast Food Nation jumps into action at the beginning of the novel with a discussion of Carl N. Karcher and the McDonald’s brothers. He explores their roles as “Gods” of the fast-food industry. Schlosser then visits Colorado Springs and investigates the life and working conditions of the typical fast-food industry employee....   [tags: Fast Food, America, Health]

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Health Hoax By Fast Food Companies

- For decades the Fast-food industry has supplied Americans with tasty, comforting food, quickly and for a low cost. It was not until recently, when the health craze first hit America in the late 1980’s that the corporations developed a new approach to marketing their food products to fit their customer’s wants. Even the most common fast food chains, such as McDonalds and Subway started advertising “healthier” food items on their menus to continue appealing to the general public. While fast food restaurants give the impression of offer healthy food, nutritionist studies show the healthy alternatives are not as nutritious as advertised and can lead to calorie underestimation and overconsumption...   [tags: Fast Food, American Culture]

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Fast Food Obesity

- Throughout the years, fast food is becoming more and more of an outlet for many people that are short on change, in a rush but still need to grab a bite to eat, or even who are just too lazy to cook a meal. Fast food is very cheap, yet when we eat it we don’t necessarily realize the price we pay when we are starting to gain weight. Who is to blame. The person that is addicted to fast food, or the fast food restaurants. I agree fast food is cheap, yet delicious. I understand that it may get addicting, I do not believe that it is the restaurants fault for your lack of self-control....   [tags: nutrition, fast food, Mcdonalds]

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Fast-Food Advertising Causes Obesity

- There has been a long term concern that youth or children who eat from fast food restaurants have a big risk for becoming overweight. Some research shows that "greater familiarity with fast food advertising on television is associated with obesity in young people" (Pediatric Academic Societies parag.1). It is known that these children and adolescents are being extremely exposed to fast food advertising including the internet, social media, and particularly on television. The marketer and owners of these fast food restaurants use many techniques to attract children and help cause childhood obesity....   [tags: Fast-Food and Obesity]

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Impact of Fast Food on Children and Adolescents

- Through Eric Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation he examines the effects that fast food has impacted the world and the way it is affecting the people that are consuming it. As the fast food industry continues to grow throughout not only the United States but the whole world, marketing companies are always looking for ways to broaden the group of people that are interested in buying their product over another company’s. As a marketer for a fast food company it is essential to have a group of people that you can rely on to always buy the company’s product, to many fast food companies they found this group of people to be adolescents and children....   [tags: Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation]

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Fast Food in America

- Jean is a first time visitor to the United States. As he was getting dressed this morning, he became excited to try McDonald’s new “Egg White Delight McMuffin” that came on a television commercial. Upon opening the packaging he finds a soggy, rubbery sandwich unlike the juicy, wholesome sandwich he saw earlier this morning. He recognizes everybody else enjoying food that looks nothing how it should, and begins to wonder why. America is a place where fast pace, convenience, and cheap products and services are accepted and even loved....   [tags: fast food chains, United States, health]

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Pros and Cons of Fast Food and Home Cooked Meals

- After a tough game, all a player desires is food, and preferably, fast food. An athlete does not want to wait two hours after playing to get home to eat. Food gives people energy and restores an athlete of his or her lost nutrients. Although athletes generally have a higher metabolism than most others, too much fast food overtime can be harmful to anyone’s body. Avoiding fast food is not always possible, so portioning meals can be helpful when fast food is the only option. This paper will not only discuss the pros and cons of eating fast food, but also the pros and cons of a home cooked meal and might even change a person’s mind....   [tags: health, fast food]

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Fast Food Restaurants and the Decline of American's Health

- One out of every three Americans is obese and the majority of these obese people in the United States have eaten regularly at fast food restaurants. As the obesity rate increases, the number of fast food restaurants goes up as well. Although it is not certain, many believe that obesity in the United States is correlated to eating fast food. Since the United States has the highest obesity rate out of any country, it is important for Americans to monitor the fast food industry that may be causing obesity....   [tags: Fast Food Death]

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Fast Food Nutrition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

- It would not be a surprise that television, internet, and any other kinds of ads of big fast food companies such as McDonalds® or Subway® have successfully advance their ideas of healthy foods in many of Americans. Yet all of these wealthy corporations, along with many other smaller companies, have many ways to sell their products. These methods could be underhanded loaded with jargon. Information of simple knowledge overfilled with confusing and sometimes random information that otherwise will be too insignificant for people to put an effort to learning about....   [tags: Fast Food Nutrition]

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The Harmful Effects of Fast Food on a Society

- Throughout the ages, fast food has played a major role in our society in both positive and negative ways. It has boosted our economy and been a part of American and worldwide culture for decades. Despite all the positive effects fast food may have, the method of manufacturing fast food is often forgotten. The processed food is made with harmful bacteria and mixed meat that negatively is affecting America without many people realizing it. Companies are using clever advertising methods to reach out to young kids which does not only develop bad habits at a young age, but intoxicates their health as well....   [tags: Economy, Culture, Fast Food Industry, Health]

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You Cannot Trust Fast Food Companies

- We have all seen those advertisements that show glorious looking hamburgers that look like are simply exploding with tasty goodness, but how many times has our food actually looked like the advertisement. In my experience, that number would be zero. These advertisements are meant to trick our minds into thinking fast food is much better than it is in reality. Although, this argument could be made about just about any company in this age of brand personification, but just because other companies do this does not mean its ethically sound....   [tags: Ethics of Fast Food]

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Federal Government Should NOT Regulate the Fast Food Industry

- After Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was published in 2001 and became a New York Times bestseller, the same titled movie and other food-related documentary movies such as “Super Size Me” (2004) and “Food Inc.” (2009) became smash hits, which may reflect the enhancement of people’s awareness of healthy food in last decade. However, the recent article of Time magazine online shows that today’s food situation does not seem to improve since then, it even got worse. Especially a social problem like a relation between child obesity and fast food draws more people’s attention and some kinds of legislation by the federal government is said to be required to stop the situation get worse (Melnick)...   [tags: Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser ]

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Fast Food is Unhealthy Food

- “The medical literature on the causes of food poisoning is full of euphemisms and dry scientific terms: coliform levels, aerobic plate counts, sorbitol, MacConkey agar, and so on. Behind them lies a simple explanation for why eating a hamburger can now make you seriously ill: There is shit in the meat.”  ― Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal According to Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me, one in every four Americans visits a fast food restaurant each day....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food 2014]

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The History of Fast Food in America

- Hamburgers are a reasonably recent creation, they were only became mainstream in the early twentieth century. In 1916 the first hamburger chain was created by J. Walter Anderson. At his Witchita, Kansas store he sold hamburgers for five cents wich also came with freis and colas. White castle was a thriving business, but it and other fast food chains did not become really popular until after World War II. In 1948 on a tennis court in San Berdino, California two brothers by the manes of Richard and Maurice chalked out the design for a new kind of fast food place from their point of view....   [tags: The Birth of Fast Food]

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Fast Food and the Community: Does It Matter What We Eat?

- Table of Contents Forward …………………………………………………………. 3 1. Fast Food and Obesity ………………....…..……………….… 4 2. Fast Food in America: Low Wages ……………………….… 11 3. From Waist to Waste …………………….…………………. 20 4. The Benefits of the Fast Food Industry on the Individual ….. 28 5. Building the Relationship Between Fast Food and Community ........... 37 Works Cited ……………………………………………………. 40 Forward What are the implications of having fast food restaurants in a community. Information was collected about fast food restaurants’ contribution to communities through the lenses of obesity, wages, waste, benefits, and community relations....   [tags: Impact of Fast Food 2015]

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A research Proposal on the Study of Market Potential of Fast Food Restaurants in India

- A Research Proposal on Study of Market Potential of Fast Food Restaurants in India   INTRODUCTION This proposal is aimed at conducting a research on the market potential for Fast Food Restaurants Services in India. It will be mainly focusing towards understanding the importance of various factors affecting the choice and the need of fast food outlets by Indian young consumers. Also, it aims to study the consumption pattern towards fast foods particularly with respect to the frequency of visits and choice of fast food outlets....   [tags: consumption, fast food, consumers]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Destruction of American Values

- In the book Fast Food Nation: The Darks Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser claims that fast food impacts more than our eating habits, it impacts “…our economy, our culture, and our values”(3) . At the heart of Schlosser’s argument is that the entrepreneurial spirit —defined by hard work, innovation, and taking extraordinary risks— has nothing to do with the rise of the fast food empire and all its subsidiaries. In reality, the success of a fast food restaurant is contingent upon obtaining taxpayer money, avoiding government restraints, and indoctrinating its target audience from as young as possible....   [tags: Fast Food Culture]

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Healthy Fast Food in America

- A person is hungry, they need a quick fix, lo and behold they happen to see those bright golden arches not too far in the distance. The person stops, pulls up to the drive through, and the speaker box begins asking them for their order. It’s the sad truth about fast food. The market is chock-full with hungry consumers on extremely tight schedules with “instant gratification” mindsets. One variable, the fast food market never could have predicted was a “healthy American”. Everything is now sorted into increments of one hundred calories conveniently put into separate packages for the new health-conscious men and women of the twenty first century....   [tags: Fast Food Restaurants]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: Undermining American Values

- Andrew F. Smith once said, “Eating at fast food outlets and other restaurants is simply a manifestation of the commodification of time coupled with the relatively low value many Americans have placed on the food they eat”. In the non-fiction book, “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser, the author had first-hand experiences on the aspects of fast food and conveyed that it has changed agriculture that we today did not have noticed. We eat fast food everyday and it has become an addiction that regards many non-beneficial factors to our health....   [tags: Fast Food Culture]

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Fast Food Industry in Turkey

- Fast Food Industry in Turkey Turkey has a fast growing $5.6 billion HRI food service sector, due to increased incomes,urbanization, more women working outside the home, and huge growth in tourism. Major changes in the life styles, incomes, and consumption patterns of Turks in the last decade means they are increasingly prone to eat meals and socialize over food outside of the home. The growing number of fast food chains and restaurants in newly astablished shopping centers and hypermarket complexes are evidence of this newly emerging demand....   [tags: Fast Food Industry]

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Fast Food Workers Need Higher Wages

- Fast-food workers have been protesting for a minimum wage of $15 dollars an hour and the freedom to unionize. The workers have organized numerous protests this year. During the protests they have walked out and chanted slogans regarding their pay. The main fast-food companies that are effected is McDonald's and Burger King. They both have stated that they will not press charges and indeed are allowing the workers to return. These workers that are participating in the strike doesn’t represent the majority of the fast-food employees....   [tags: Raise the Minimum Wage, Fast Food Industry]

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Will Fast Food be the Death of Us?

- The American food industry has evolved in ways that may not be distinguishable to the human palate, but hopefully remain distinguishable to the human conscience. With all the options now available to company executives, citizens must be sure to keep them from abusing their powers and continuing to harm employees, mistreat animals, and kill consumers. The best ways are to promote public discourse and to make the most of the power of the consumer by thoughtfully deciding where to spend their hard-earned dollars....   [tags: The Dark Side of Fast Food, McDonalds]

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Dangers of Fast Food

- It's quick, it's convenient, it's delicious. Fast food is the most popular quick-service nourishment. It plays an important roll in the lives that we humans so perfectly laid out for ourselves. Why try cooking when you can get food at a much faster rate. To most people, fast food is the answer to all of our problems. It is good in every possible way, or is it. Although some might deny the consequences, we all know there is a steep price to pay. So here by today, I am asking you to have a closer look at the hidden dangers....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food]

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The Fast Food Industry

- 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....   [tags: Fast Food Industry]

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Is America Taking it too Far by Blaming Fast Food for High Obesity Rates?

- In 2013, a poll was taken making the United States the second fattest country in the world, following Mexico (NYPost, “Mexico Beats US to be World’s Fattest Country-”). So the questions stands, is America taking it too far by blaming fast food for the obesity rate. After all, It is the individuals choice where, and what to eat, but on another note, fast food restaurants have a very appealing way in getting buyers, and basically tricking society into eating processed junk food that is high in calories and fats....   [tags: fast food, obesity, healthy food]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: Fast Food's Impact on Society

- “Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” – Eric Schlosser -- Eric Schlossers book Fast Food Nation is not only an expose of the fast food industry but also shows how the fast food industry has shaped and defined society in America and other nations as the fast food culture spreads globally. He connects the social order of society to the kind of food it eats and the way it eats that food, and relates fast food to other social processes and institutions....   [tags: Fast Food and Social Processes]

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It's Time To Break the Fast-Food Addiction

- “Future historians, I hope, will consider the American fast food industry a relic of the twentieth century--a set of attitudes, systems, and beliefs that emerged from postwar southern California, that embodied its limitless faith in technology, that quickly spread across the globe, flourished briefly, and then receded, once its true costs became clear...” -- Eric Schlosser -- Fast Food Nation Is fast food worth the trouble it may cause you?  Obesity is a growing problem and it is taking a toll on kids’ health due to eating too much fast food.  But w...   [tags: Fast Food and Health 2014]

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Employment Benefits in the Fast Food Industry

- Employment Benefits in the Fast Food Industry The fast food industry has been expanding rapidly over the past years. It has become a part of our culture. In the book Labour Relations in the Global Fast-Food Industry, Robin Leidner quotes from Eric Schlosser who wrote the popular Fast Food Nation , “According to one estimate, there are approximately 2.5 million fast-food workers in the United States, making them the country’s largest group of low-paid workers (Leidner 11). Those 2.5 million fast-food workers are now working at Subway, McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, KFC, etc....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food]

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McDonald's is A Competitive Fast Food Firm

- A Competitive Fast Food Firm Firms within the fast food industry fall under the market structure of competition. Market structure is a classification for the key traits of a market. The characteristics of a market that is competitive would include: a large number of buyers and sellers, easy entry to and exit from the market, homogeneous products, and the firm is a price taker. Take McDonalds fast food restaurant for example. In 1954, Ray Kroc became the first franchisee appointed by Mac and Dic McDonald in San Bernadino, California....   [tags: Fast Food Industry]

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The Fast Food Culture is Detroying America

- The typical American diet, with its emphasis on fast food and frozen food, is a consumption pattern reflective of, and symptomatic of, our production patterns -- what kind of jobs we find ourselves going to day-in and day-out, and the way these jobs encourage us to see the world we live in. If people are more apt to think of themselves as consumers rather than producers, if gratification is associated with consumption rather than working, doing, and making, we have only to bear in mind that this is a society where work is either unattainable or alienating....   [tags: Fast Food Research Paper]

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Healthy Fast Food

- It is nearly impossible to turn on the television or radio and not be hit with advertisements introducing the latest fast food trend – fresh and healthy food options. More often, the media bombards us with slogans such as Subway’s common pitch to “eat fresh” or McDonald’s million-dollar advertisement campaign to try the new fruit and walnut salad. Attention has made an abrupt turn from the greasy, deep-fried originals at the fast food chains to more health conscious food choices. Even a documentary of a man named Morgan Spurlock made headlines and won awards when he ate McDonald’s three times a day for a month and publicized the effects through a movie called Super Size Me....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food]

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Competition Among Fast Food Chains

- Competition Among Fast Food Chains MARKETING INFORMATION NEED FOR THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY To begin with, for the fast food industry around the world, the leading fast food chains; marketing information is wrapped around from convenience location, changing preference, quality of food, pricing of fast food, potential customers, age of the customers, menu selection and diversification and last of all ' superior service. From marketing perspective, LOCATION for the fast food service to the potential customers is most important according to Maritz Marketing Research....   [tags: Market Research Fast Food Business]

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Fast Food

- Fast Food Have you ever wanted to eat great food like what you would get at any "fancy shmancy" downtown restaurant, but just didn't feel like getting all dressed up. Or do you have elderly family members who aren't able to prepare nourishing meals for themselves. Or sometimes do you just want to sit around the house and watch a movie while enjoying an expertly prepared meal with out having to wash a single dish. These are the questions we asked thousands of people nationwide and an astounding 88% of them said "Yes", and we are here to appease them all with the opening of our "Fast Food" chain....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food]

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Challenging Beliefs in Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

- In his thought-provoking book, Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser argues that America's fast food franchises have played a major role in contributing to the obesity and ill health of Americans. This paper shows how Schlosser argues that fast food has contributed to uncontrolled development, negatively impacted American culture, and have had a largely negative impact. The effects of Fast Food Nation on American society and politics show that Schlosser's thesis is largely convincing, due to both his careful analysis and his powerful and effective writing style....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food]

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Fast Food Chains Have Brainwashed Children and Parents

- “They convinced our mothers that if a food item came in a bottle -- or a can or a box or a cellophane bag -- then it was somehow better for you than when it came to you free of charge via Mother Nature....An entire generation of us were introduced in our very first week to the concept that phony was better than real, that something manufactured was better than something that was right there in the room.”  --  Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble -- So cheap, so convenient, and so comforting – qualities so alluring, it is easy to disregard the life threatening nature of fast food....   [tags: Fast Food Industry 2014]

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Don't Get Weighed Down by Fast Food

- Don't Get Weighed Down by Fast Food Did you know that one Quarter Pounder from McDonalds has 430 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 70 mg. of cholesterol. Add cheese to that Quarter Pounder and you add 100 calories and nine grams of fat. McDonalds is not the only unhealthy restaurant. Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Wendys also contribute to Americans unhealthy eating habits. America needs to stop advertising such unhealthy eating. How often do you hear of a ninety-nine cent special on a salad....   [tags: Essays on Fast Food]

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We Must Regulate the Advertising of Unhealthy Fast Food

- Think back to last year’s Super Bowl. What do we really remember about the event. One might say the game-winning drive, the players excitement, but what most of us remember was the commercials. The hilarious Old Spice commericals, the creative, funny, car commercials, and most importantly the dozens of commercials about food. Ranging from Campbell’s Soup, to Snickers, to Coca Cola, these commercials seem to be shown just for our entertainment; however, although we might not realize it, they do influence our decision making down the road....   [tags: Fast Food Nutrition 2014]

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Ray Kroc, Mcdonald’s, And The Fast Food Industry

- Introduction This assignment first gives an insight to McDonald’s corporation history and current situation. Then it describes the management features that are inherited from the founder, Ray Kroc and how the performance is impacted by the founder. I. An Introduction to McDonald’s Corporation McDonald’s holds the biggest name in the world’s fast food industry today. Since it’s foundation in 1954, McDonald’s has satisfied the customers with its main product, hamburger. With having more than 35,000 restaurants located in US, Europe, Canada, Asia Pacific, Meddle East and Latin America; it serves 52 million customers daily (McDonald’s 2006 Annual Report, 2007)....   [tags: Fast Food Industry]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

-       In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser writes about the fast food industry. However, his book is not merely an expose of the fast food industry but is even more a consideration of how the fast food industry has shaped and defined American society in America and for other nations as America exports its fast food culture to others. Schlosser describes a great deal of American culture to the fast food mentality, and he finds that globalization is taking the fast food culture around the world at a rapid rate....   [tags: Fast Food Eric Schlosser Essays]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

- In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser talks about the working conditions of fast food meat slaughterhouses. In the chapter “The Most Dangerous Job,” one of the workers, who despised his job, gave Schlosser an opportunity to walk through a slaughterhouse. As the author was progressed backwards through the slaughterhouse, he noticed how all the workers were sitting very close to each other with steel protective vests and knives. The workers were mainly young Latina women, who worked swiftly, accurately, while trying not to fall behind....   [tags: Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Essays]

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Dependence on Fast Food in America

- The dependence on fast food by Americans has developed into a major predicament. In 2013 about eighty percent of Americans report eating at fast food restaurants at least once a month; more than half of them (about forty-seven percent of Americans) report that they eat at a fast food restaurant at least once a week (Richmond 2). Compared to the year 2006 the percentage of Americans who ate at least once a month have dropped only one percent from eighty-one percent to eighty percent (Richmond 2)....   [tags: Alternatives, Homemade Food]

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The Fast Food Industry in America

- The fast food industry has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the suburbs of Southern California. The industry has grown from being a commodity that worked to satisfy its customers efficiently to being filled with corporations that are looking to make the largest profits possible. This has led it to be very involved in political matters and along with the meat industry, it has a very strong hold over food politics. The effects of this on the American society have become noticeable, with obesity rates skyrocketing and the overall health of Americans in a pitiful state....   [tags: ethics, obesity, food-safety]

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The Expense of Fast Food

- The Expense of Cheap Fast Food What are your chances of getting overweight from eating fast foods. Very minute if you know the specific amount of nutrients required for your body. However, the possibilities swells if you are not given proper details about the food you are consuming. Nearly two-thirds of the adults and one-third of children are overweight in America. It is incredible that the growth rate of obesity has skyrocketed over some mere decades. But who is responsible for the epidemic and how can it be resolved....   [tags: industries, body, diet, food]

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Dangerous Substances in Fast Food

- Society is like bamboo; it is constantly growing and expanding. With this change, society has an ever-constant worry of making the tedious tasks in life, such as getting food, as swift as it can possibly be. This drive for acquiring food quickly goes hand-in-hand with producing it as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are burgers that have been microwaved and served to people. Next, there are fries that have been preserved and then fried in oil so they can be acquired quickly. No one questions how the food is made, or what is put in it; it’s just inhaled by the population meals with a blissful ignorance....   [tags: health, obesity, junk-food]

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The Fast Food Industry

- The dagger of the people is always twisting and changing the fast food world. Fast food itself has always been changing due to social, economic, and health concerns. To begin I will cover the origins of fast food, followed by a brief discussion about McDonalds as well as Burger King. This will be accompanied by a brief discussion on Taco Bell, with our final subject covering healthier fast food options. The origins of the fast food "death machine": The machines gears were forged by the company known as Horn and Hardarts, based on the needs of the American populace in the year of 1902 to provide quick and cheap service and food to the hungry masses who craved the sustenance with hunger untold...   [tags: Food & Drink]

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Negative Impacts of the Fast Food Industry

- I Wonder…Term Project Introduction I wonder what negative impact the fast foods industry had on the environment. Nowadays, fast foods industry has become one of the biggest industries in around the world. More and more fast foods restaurants are opened as the number of people who consume fast foods increase. For instance, within a mile where I live, there are more than seven fast food restaurants, and most of people that I know consume fast foods at least once a week. Since we all live under the same atmosphere, if the fast foods industry had negative impacts on the environment, it would affect the well- being of the whole society....   [tags: Environment, Fast Foods]

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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

- Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was overall an alarmingly convincing tale. Schlosser’s ability to subtly drop facts regarding the negative aspects of the fast food industry that so profoundly swayed the reader wa extremely effective. Schlosser did not come out and state his opinion bluntly at any time throughout the novel. Instead, he would incorporate the right facts here and there to persuade the reader to feel the same way about the fast food industry that he felt: negatively....   [tags: book analysis, junk food]

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Fast Food Failures

- ... Fast food contains a lot of sodium and too much sodium consumptions can lead to high blood pressure. According to MedPage Today, high salt intake is the main contributor cardiovascular diseases. A study by the New York City Health Department surveyed 6,580 meals bought at local fast food restaurant chains. The results found were mind-blowing. 57 percent of the meals exceeded the recommended 1,500-mg daily sodium level. Just one meal can pass the sodium level recommended for the entire day. Some healthier options at a burger chain are the following....   [tags: quickly produced unhealthy food]

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Our Health and Fast Food, A Sinopsis

- Fast Food to All Food: 1. I believe that for the sake of us as consumers being able to eat food that could potentially kill us, the animals that are raised for food purposes should have the same rights as regular farm animals. However, I don’t think a relationship between the farmer and the animal should form because it will be difficult to give up the animals for food. 2. The animals should have a right to have some exposure to fresh air and sunlight everyday. They should also be fed food that is appropriate to them....   [tags: healthy food, farm animals]

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Childhood Obesity and Fast Food Intertwine

- Childhood Obesity is of the most concerning diseases among children today; fast food is one of the main causes because people are uneducated about it. One out of three kids in the U.S. is overweight (Overweight in Children, 6). Fast food has been proven to be a huge factor in this childhood disease. Kids meals are overloaded with calories and high in fat. Knowing what is put into children’s mouths can enable them to live a healthy and happy life. Childhood Obesity has increased fivefold in the U.S....   [tags: calories, overweight , unhealthy food]

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What's Bad About Fast Food?

- ... This article presented to me by renee jac on 2/10/2014 on the reality of producing these grease filled pink patties. Food these days need to be stored for longer periods of time from studies shown subway eggs have ingredients of glycerin which is a solution in car manufacturing. Studies shown the pink paste like substance making all of are food these days is left over bones and carcass processed into this paste then formed with food coloring and artificial flavors to look brown like a chicken patty and have crunch like it was nice and dandy....   [tags: circulatory mal functions, food deception]

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Is Fast Food to Blame for Obesity?

- Is Fast Food to Blame for Obesity. Is fast food to blame for the growing obesity in America. Obesity affects more than half of the population. With so many Americans gaining weight and so many health problems the matter has to be addressed. There is no one would argue that obesity, especially the children is considered a problem. In any case the cause of childhood obesity is fought about daily. Many people will say that fast food restaurants are to blame. In my research, I will explain the argument that who is to blame for the obesity in America: fast food restaurants or common laziness from the obese society....   [tags: obesity epidemic, America, health problems]

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Fast Food. Is it really the problem?

- It isn't unfamiliar that obesity is a problem in the United States. Fast food is said to be a major cause of this predicament, but is there a point where it's not the food's fault but the person who is choosing to eat it. People who have problems with obesity and blame fast food don't realize there are so many other attributes that are put into play and that fast food can't possibly be the only reason of it all. Obesity can be influenced by lack of exercise, the surrounding environment, genes, health conditions, cruel kindness, and diet....   [tags: obesity, body fat]

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Is Fast Food the Cause to Obesity?

- Is Fast Food the Cause to Obesity, or is it Just a Factor. Over three hundred thousand deaths occur every year due to obesity. Obesity adds over one hundred seventeen billion dollars in health care every year (Stern 11). Obesity is an ongoing epidemic in the United States as well as in other countries. Kids eat out more than often, portion sizes are exceeded, and fast food has started being served in school cafeterias. Eating out often leaves the consumer used to eating above average portions .They then think that these portion sizes are normal, when really they are way above normal....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Epidemia]

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The Negative Effects of Fast Food

- Standing in line at a fast food restaurant, Jim could already taste that quarter pounder he was about to order. As he gazed around, he noticed many already chowing down on what looked like their seventh or eighth burger. He observes that one woman had to pull up a chair because she could not sit down in the booth comfortably. Jim began to wonder to himself just how many quarter pounders had that woman ate in the last few years, to have lost all control of herself. Weather someone is buying fast food once a month, or two times a week, it still has the same negative effect....   [tags: unhealthy habits]

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The dark side of fast food

- Today’s furious pace of life does not provide people with an opportunity of leisurely eating. The replacing of traditional food to convenience food is the result of the general intensification of work. At present people are usually under time pressure. Therefore, fast food seems to suit to the rhythm of modern life. However, it is argued by nutritionists that fast food is not beneficial to health, and causes health problems such as diabetes, heart diseases and obesity issues. The number of American overweight adults, whose mass is defined as 120 percent, has increased from 25 to 35 percent over the period of time from 1960 to 1991, while the percentage among adolescents has grown from 10 pe...   [tags: Health, Diseases, Obesity]

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Fast Food and the Obesity Epidemic

- We all know fast food is bad for you, but why do we keep deciding to eat it. We are responsible for our actions and choices. We choose to eat fast food which is causing us to gain weight and to become obese. Obesity is the number one problem in America. Fast food is food that is prepared fast and served quickly. Fast food is precooked ingredients that has been reheated and served to customers. Fast foods are high in sugar, fats, and starches. The ingredients used in fast food restaurants have no nutritional values at all....   [tags: health, obesity]

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Diversity in the Fast Food Industry

- In 2008, the fast food industry generated a net income of $157.2 billion in the United States, serving countless American’s on an every day basis. Consumers routinely stop in for a quick meal or go through a drive-thru, oftentimes more than once a day. Considering that the fast food industry deals with all types of people, ages, and races, it is a perfect model to observe diversity initiatives. Further, there are countless types of fast food chains, in all parts of the nation –as well as the world- making it ideal for such observations....   [tags: Business Management ]

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The Truth About Fast Food

- ... Food quality and portion sizes at fast food chains need to be improved before it’s safe to eat frequently. Large portion sizes are another explanation for why fast food is so fattening. The American Population Study Cardia suggests that frequent fast food consumption is associated with risk of insulin resistance. People who ate fast food more than twice a week had a 104% greater increase in insulin resistance than people who ate less than one fast food meal per week. Another issue with fast food is its presentation....   [tags: unhealthiness, weight gain]

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Fast Food and Its Effect

- Fast food raises a great number of disputes, contradictions and viewpoints of its negative effect on population. Researchers argue that fast food nutrition lead inevitably to increased child and adult obesity, a number of serious diseases, to mental problems and decreased interest in sport activities. Why do people like fast food. The answer is simple: fast food is provided with tasty elements that make people eat mainly junk food. Eating patterns have changes leading the nation to degradations in such a way....   [tags: atherosclerosis, fat substances]

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How Unhealthy is Fast Food?

- Do you want to go blind. Do you want to lose your leg. Because this is going to happen to you if you keep eating fast food. I hate fast food. This is because it causes numerous illnesses and all through people choosing to eat it. Each day, 1 in 4 Americans visits a fast food restaurant. In 1972, we spent 3 billion a year on fast food – today we spend more than $110 billion. McDonalds’ feeds more than 46 million people a day – more than the entire population of Spain. French fries are the most eaten vegetable in America....   [tags: eating, convenient, diet]

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The Effects of Fast Food

- ... (Harris, Schwartz, and Brownell). This should be spread throughout the day instead of just being in one meal that people eat. Even after consuming all of this just food, many Americans do not even exercise. If they exercised there would be a chance that they would not be nearly as obese as they are today. Second of all, fast food targets children. Children are innocent, why should they be involved. To advertise their products, fast food industries spent over 4.2 billion dollars in 2009. This is spent on advertising alone, and this advertising is mostly going to children....   [tags: unhealthy eating habits]

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Fast Food and Personal Responsibility

- Fast Food and Personal Responsibility A response to Ninos P. Malek Fast food is one of the most controversial topics; most people tend to blame fast food industries because of their obesity or a disease they got, and never hold responsibility for their own action. In this article “Fast Food and Personal Responsibility” (2003) which was written by Ninos P. Malek, Malek tries to argue and show people that it’s not entirely the fast food industries’ fault that people are obese or sick . He argues using 3 different supporting examples; first he says that, “High school students blaming their poor diets on school cafeteria” (Malek, 2003, p.309)....   [tags: response to article author Ninos P. Malek]

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Fast Food The Slow Poison

-                                                 “Fast food the slow poison” According to WHO, obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. . A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight (WebMD). In the past people used to eat healthy home cooked food with their families and friends, and during that time they were talked to each other and shared their daily gospels. However, nowadays the tradition of eating has been changed since the introduction of fast food....   [tags: obesity, excess calories, risk]

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Fast Food Popularity in Japan

- “Laughter brightest, where food is best,” is a well-known proverb from Ireland. The lifestyle of the Japanese has been changed since fast food restaurants were introduced to the food industry in Japan. Youth Japanese prefer to eat potato chips instead of Japanese rice crackers, soda drinks pushing aside Japanese tea, and hamburgers sweeping away bowls of rice. In fact, fast foods are high in cholesterol and may influence physical well-being, but the Japanese people still consume fast foods. Hence, why fast food is popular in Japan....   [tags: lifestyle, choslesterol, physical, unhealthy]

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The Fast Food Health Scam

- For decades the fast-food industry has supplied Americans with tasty, comforting food, quickly and for a low cost. It was not until recently, when the health craze first hit America in the late 1980’s that the corporations developed a new approach to marketing health food products to fit their customer’s wants (Nielsen 450). Even the most common fast food chains, such as McDonalds and Subway started advertising “healthier” food items on their menus to continue appealing to the general public. In order to maintain significant market share of the industry, fast food companies must entice people of all ages and advertise alternative menu options, even if the nutrition content does not support t...   [tags: Health, Nutrition]

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Fast Food Diet in Japan

- “Laughter brightest, where food is best.” Food is essential for human to consume the nutrition and keep the body functioning. The lifestyle of the Japanese has been changed since fast food restaurants were introduced to the food industry in Japan. Youth Japanese prefer to eat potato chips instead of Japanese rice crackers, soda drinks replace Japanese tea, and a strawberry jam sweeps away sweat red bean paste. As the result, the average weight of Japanese citizens have increased statistically. Japanese are replacing their low-fat diet to the western style foods....   [tags: cheap, products, weight, diseases]

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Fast Food and the Government

- In recent discussions of the current public health crisis in America, one issue that is often brought up is the impact of fast food on the health of Americans. The health crisis has ramifications ranging from the rising cost of healthcare to the drastic increase in childhood obesity. As a result, there is a major dispute as to what role the government should have in regulating the fast food industry. Some people claim that the government should have nothing to do with regulating restaurants. These people believe that the government has no authority to involve itself in every aspect of American life, and what we eat should be nobody’s responsibility but our own....   [tags: public health]

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The American Fast Food Industry

- ... People really underestimate the effects unhealthy food has on them. There are many reasons people don’t look into the food they consume on a daily basis. The main factors people look for with their food is convenience, price, and taste. Unfortunately these accommodations come at the cost of the sanitary conditions of their food. The hardest concept people seem to understand is “pay now and later”. This means that you are paying for your food with money now, and paying with your health later....   [tags: health risks associated]

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Dangers of Eating Fast Food

-    I have to say that a growing number of people nowadays prefer to eat fast food rather than their meals. Only a few of them have compelling reasons and are forced to do it. Most of people who choose to eat fast food can make a change. Exactly, we have already heard much of the harm about eating fast food, not only on physical but also on mental. The more we have eaten, the more we will be harmed by it. So here, in order to keep our body healthy, it is the right time for us to say “NO” to fast food....   [tags: Nutrition, Salinity, Health]

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Fast Food and Childhood Obesity

- Remember how happy you were when your parents bought you a happy meal as a child. It came in that cool little red box with some fries and chicken nuggets. Oh, and best of all it always came with a toy; your parents would tell you not to open it until you finished your food but that never happened. Or the time you forgot money at home but still managed to scrap up a dollar and sixteen cents from your car for an iced sweet tea. Fast food always comes in the clutch, but what is really behind the happy meals and sweet teas....   [tags: unhealthy eating habits]

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