The fast-food industry has created millions and millions of jobs for these usually unappealing workers. The hours are generally flexible and most of the time the employee can choose how many and which hours a week they would like to work. The fast food industry has made it so that very, very few people have a quality reason to be completely unemployed. When men were expected to be the main breadwinner of a family, fast food restaurants made it easier for women to maintain a steady income to help pay for a family's expenses. In the 1960s, only 30% of women worked compared to 65% of women working now.
I believe that we are taking it too far by blaming fast food restaurants for obesity and that it is an individual’s responsibility to take the blame. The first fast food restaurants developed in America in the 1920’s and the United States has grown to have the largest fast food industry in the world. Currently one third of American children are obese or at risk of becoming obese and 67% of Americans are obese. McDonald’s was invented in the 1940’s and has since acquired millions of lawsuits for their extremely unhealthy food. Burger King soon followed in the 50’s and has also received its fair share of lawsuits.
Industry Analysis Intensity of Rivalry among incumbent Firms Jack in the box is part of the fast food hamburger restaurant. The fast food industry, we also call it as Quick Service Restaurants. It can be separate into pizzerias, carryout, cafeterias, and sandwich shops. The modern system of fast food is started in the middle of 1930’s Great Depression. With the development of the society rhythm, the fast food has become necessary industry for people's life.
Fast Food Nation v. Supersize Me Obesity in America is getting out of control and one of the biggest problems is the fast food industry. It affects all of our diets, in fact one in four Americans eat some sort of fast food everyday. Super Size Me, a documentary by Morgan Spurlock, takes a look at the hazards of regularly eating a high sugar and fat diet and does an excellent job of showing the risk factors first hand. Fast Food Nation, a book by Eric Schlosser, takes a look at the entire industry of fast food and the history of fast food itself Eric Schlosser is the author who has written about the fast food industry and he presents many of his findings in the book "Fast Food Nation". 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.
It takes a lot for someone to be part of the fast food industry, as well as getting everything prepared and ready. “Human Terms” is defined as how you perceive the world in your eyes; I strongly believe that mean like Dave Feamster was a very successful man and like I’ve said before if you just believe and stay positive you could accomplish anything you want. Carl N. Karcher was one of the American’s Fast food industry pioneers, who was born in Ohio in 1917. At the age of 20 Carl moved to
“Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away.” (Wikimedia Foundation Incorporation (2011) Fast Food Available from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_food (last accessed date: 24.11.2011)). “McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 33,000 local restaurants serving more than 64 million people in 119 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women.” (McDonald’s Corporation Getting to Know us… http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/our_company.html (last accessed date: 24.11.2011)). McDonald’s began in
Memorandum: Hollywood Reporter Critical Review of the film “Super Size Me” The Film: The controversial documentary film, “Super Size Me”, released in 2004 by Morgan Spurlock, criticizes the McDonald’s corporation and the way their food impacts society. With America’s fast growing obesity rate being at an all time high, Spurlock took initiative and conducted an unscientific experiment to personally experience the effects of daily fast food consumption. For 30 days, three times a day, Spurlock consumes McDonald’s choosing to supersize his meal every time. And all without any exercise at all. Being monitored by three physicians; a general practitioner, a cardiologist, and a gastroenterologist, Spurlock kept track of how his health was being harmed each and every day to prove his point that McDonald’s, as well as every fast food restaurant, isn’t the best choice of nutritional food.
McDonalds opened its doors in 1940, 13 years later so did there soon to be competitor, Burger King. Both of them compete every day to earn the most profit possible. These restaurants may be some of the largest fast food corporations in the country, but they have plenty of differences; taste, sales, advertising. Taste is a big part of the competition. McDonalds and Burger King may not be good for you, but to most people it tastes good.
McDonald’s is a huge fast food organization is America, everyone that lives here knows where a McDonald’s is located and has eaten there several times in their lifetime. What many people probably are no aware of is that McDonald’s is also the leader in global food service organization in the entire world. McDonald’s is responsible for over 34,000 stores worldwide and has served nearly 69 million people over a span of 119 countries. While these numbers are staggering it takes an army to feed all of these people on a daily basis. McDonald’s has realized the importance of getting their food to the public fast, with that being said this organization has accumulated 1.8 million employees.
According to internet research, Americans spend more than $110 billion a year on the fast food. So obviously the only good thing I think that comes out of fast food restaurants is that since it is a growing epidemic, results would be more people employed. On the other hand, more and more fast food places would be everywhere, making it easier for people to succumb to the temptation of the delicious fast food. The truth of the matter is, fast food is killing us slowly. Do yourself and fellow Americans a favor and don’t eat at such lousy food places.