It talks about fast food restaurants up scaling their food, they are contributing to America’s obesity epidemic. To demonstrate, “consumers are exposed to a lot more these days with their food channel and food blogs”(Jargon). This shows that fast food restaurants uses fresh food than canned food. This is important because fresh foods are better than canned food. Moreover, the articles tells us that, “Yum’s U.S. business notched a 6% increase in same-store in the third quarter ended Sept. 8, driven by Taco Bell”(Jargon).This proves that 13% gain in same-store sales.
David starts by teasing these overweight individuals that are bring a lawsuit against McDonalds, but then later admits that he used to be overweight as a child and was able to change his life around. He made a point to show health concerns with being obese and eating fast food regularly, such as type two diabetes which has risen about twenty-five percent since 1994. This raise in diabetes also requires much funding for the United States to spend to try to find a cure. David explains how there is very few alternatives for the youth of America because those health alternatives are more expensive and harder to find. False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers.
They are making comments such as, "The problem of obesity is so staggering, so out of control, that we have to do something." There is something this person can do to fix this problem of obesity. This person can stop blaming the restaurants, stop eating at the restaurants, start making healthy decisions, and exercise. If not, then this person can keep making the decision of eating there and getting fat, but not sue the restaurant because this is a decision he has made. Fast food restaurants dont force the clients to buy and eat there.
"Hundreds of millions of people buy fast food every day without giving it much thought, unaware of the subtle and not so subtle ramifications of their purchase" (Pg. 10). The widespread phenomenon of fast food consumption has transformed even the simplest aspects of everyday life. An era when eating out was rare and saved for special occasions is coming to an end, and is quickly being replaced with a sky-rocketing demand for fast food. Over time, the fast food industry has increasingly manipulated consumers and corrupted the stability of the nation, and although the convenience and affordability of fast food has made it widely popular, the disadvantages noticeably exceed the benefits.
However, it is shown that the salads can contain even more calories than the hamburgers, if the customer adds liberal amounts of cheese and dressing onto them prior to consumption. It is claimed by McDonald’s that these changes had nothing to do with the film. A recent review about the relationship between fast food and obesity (CITE) concludes that “Findings from observational studies as yet are unable to demonstrate a causal link between fast food consumption and weight gain or obesity”. However, with the amount of technology that we now use in today’s society we are more likely to see more advertisements and other triggers that will make us want to crave more fast food which will in turn increase our consumption of McDonald’s and other fast
I agree with Zinczenko on his critical viewpoint on how he looks at the fast food industry. Fast food is part of the blame because most of them are not healthy and are bad for consumers. The calories of a Big Mac, medium fry, and a medium Coke are almost equivalent to the daily intake of these industry’s consumers. Zinczenko uses the analogy of a simple salad we would assume is healthy. Our fast food industry needs to provide these nutritional facts in easy reach for their customers.
This responsibility also needs to be the leading factor in the lawsuits that are being filed against fast food companies because of childhood obesity. We are all aware of the health risks associated with eating these kind of meals and although children are left with little choice at times as to what to prepare themselves for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are healthier alternatives for preparing meals which are also cheaper to purchase than fast food. With all the information available on the Internet, brochures at fast food restaurants and other nutrition tips at these establishments we need to hold ourselves responsible for our health and stop blaming the fast food
It is ultimately up to the consumer to make the decision of what to put into their bodies. Without a healthy alternative, little to no nutritional information, and the ease and convenience of fast food why would we choose anything else? The fact is that we have been conditioned as children to eat fast food. We also see the ease of a drive trough and think of it as a great convenience to the alternative of cooking for you at home. American’s are always on the go and fast food corporations have exploited that fact to the extreme.
Similarly the president of the United States signed ‘’calorie labels into law when he signed the health care act’’, the introduction of calorie labels made it compulsory for all restaurants and food manufacturers to add a calorie count to all the foods that they serve. These calorie counts impact Burger king both financially and competitively; since the no. of calories in different foods of Burger King would be made present to consumers, they would maybe be reluctant to purchase these foods due to the high amount of calories (which contributes to obesity), as a result the sales revenue of Burger King may drop and consumers might eat at restaurants, which have a lower no. of calories in their foods. So therefore the introduction of new laws impacts Burger King in many ways.
Spurlock attacks McDonalds in this documentary about their food and how unhealthy it is but it is not only McDonalds that is a problem. All fast food restaurants are unhealthy and advertise the unhealthy and readily available cheeseburger and large fry. The point is that obesity is a very big problem in America and fast food restaurants are not going to change the way they make their food or advertise. Americans want to have to change for the problem of obesity to go away. Although this documentary is very blunt and sometimes sickening, it might help some Americans to see that fast food might lead them down a road of health problems and maybe