Rachel Rubin 10-25-13
Fast Food Nation
The fast food culture has been spread worldwide. Fast food consumption has generally made many people become overweight or obese. Becoming overweight or obese is a big issue. Overweight and obesity put people at risk for a lot of problems including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, possibly strokes and infertility. Also, scientists have suspected that there is a connection between fast food and someone’s mental health. Although fast food is an easy and quick way to grab a meal on the go, it can lead to an increased risk for illness and disease.
The consumption of fast food is at its highest then its been in a while. Today’s society is dominated by the fast food industry. Every place you go around the country you are destined to see one of the big fast food chains such as McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Subway, etc. “Fast food is now served at restaurants and drive-through, at stadiums, airports, zoos, high schools, elementary schools, and universities, on cruise ships, trains, and airplanes, at K-Marts, Walmarts, gas stations, and even at hospital cafeterias”(Schlosser 3). Many people find it easy to just sit in a drive-thru line of a fast food chain because they are willing to forget about how bad it is for you to just get their food easily. The McDonalds brothers started the fast food system. They were famous for their hamburgers. Entrepreneurs all over the nation came to observe McDonald’s great success because it was such a big hit. Taco bell, Dunkin Donughts, Wendy’s, Domminos, and Kentucky Fried chicken also originated during this time period. Many people still eat at these places today. Advertisement and marketing play a big factor in fast food restaurants. Fast food restaurants goals are to bring in children. These companies are trying to make sure that kids are able to convince their parents to become a costumer at these restaurants. These restaurants are trying to get kids to come in by...