The junk food industries keep these foods very visible and easily accessible to everyone. People are addicted to junk food because it is cheaper, taste better and advertised more heavily than healthier food. Another reason junk food is so appealing is at a real restaurant you have to wait for a nutritious meal and it cost more. Hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza and sodas are within everyone’s income range and do not take long to get. Let us not forget about the
Burger King VS McDonald’s Burger King and McDonald’s are both fast food restaurants that provide customers with an easy drive thru window. When families have very little time to prepare a cooked meal at home, they most often opt for a fast food drive thru. Hitting up the drive thru at Burger King or McDonald’s, makes life just a little easier for the family on the run. People choose these types of places mostly for their fast pace, not for the quality of the food they receive. Also, because places such as Burger King and McDonald’s cost less than a fancy dining place, they feel they are getting a big bang for their buck.
Blaming Fast Food Restaurants for Obesity Let’s face it; everyone loves a Whopper every now and then. Yet we are all aware that one too many can bring on dangerous and life-threatening results. Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and more and more children are being affected. But do uneducated families have the right to put the blame on fast food restaurants for their health issues they could have easily prevented? 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 problem with this operation is, in order to attract enough customers, the final product must be affordable and yet, still delicious. This brings up many problems with the dietary quality of the food produced by fast food restaurants. The food is often cooked in grease and oils which increases the amount of calories and fat grams per serving. With less home cooked meals on the plate and more foil wrapped sandwiches and fries hitting the table, people’s diets are being neglected of their basic necessities. However, fast food companies are managing to keep their drive-thrus filled by spending millions of dollars on advertisements.
We cannot turn on the television without commercial after commercial advertising one type of food or another; most of which is greasy fast food that is full of fat. The primary goal of the food industry is to make money with very little concern for what it is doing to the health of Americans. Recently fast food restaurants have tried to add some things that are healthier to their menus, but if you notice they usually add something very fattening and enticing at or around the same time. Most people when faced with the choice of a bland salad or hot sandwich are going to choose the sandwich. Not only does it taste better it is also more convenient.
Old Burger King Restaurants are not renovated like the McDonald’s restaurants. Their interior is not as bright and attractive as those of McDonald’s. Also, McDonald uses modern technology to attract customers. McDonalds has Wi-Fi so customers who need to get lunch and work on a business project, can do so in comfort at McDonalds. In comparison, both restaurants have a play place which is convenient for children especially if they ate too much because they can burn off the calories by playing.
Mainly because it is fast, inexpensive and tastes good. The downside is that most fast foods tend to be high in fat, calories, sodium, cholesterol and sugar. More eat fast food today Eating away from home is becoming more common, particularly at fast food restaurants. Many adults rely on fast food daily for lunch because it is fast, predictable and inexpensive. As the pace of the American lifestyle increases there is less time to prepare a home-cooked meal, which leads many families to stop at the drive-thru on their way home.
This is a false belief, and discourages people from working out. With hardships on the economy, people do not want to spend extra money on equipments or gym memberships. In their eyes, they would rather spend it on something that will please them now, Food! “Facing fierce competition for customer loyalty, fast food chains such as Mcdonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s have promised their over-size burgers, extra-large servings for fries, and buckets of soda, all at low prices. Busy and cash-stapped families increasingly rely on take-out food for family dinners, and regular consumption of over-sized portions of fatty foods can lead to widespread obesity” (Murphy 1).
America needs to stop advertising such unhealthy eating. How often do you hear of a ninety-nine cent special on a salad? Americans like there food fast and don't care to realize the effects that fast foods have on there bodies. Since, the media has such a strong influence on Americans. I believe that if healthy food is more advertised it will be eaten more.
According to Pierce Hollingsworth (2004), the parents and school should not blame the food marketing for being the main cause of obesity rather than teaching and helping the kids to have good habit of eating. He thought that the responsibilities of the parents and schools were important for educating childhood obesity. However, there are so many problems with his arguments. He did not think about the bad effects of advertising on kids. For example, the food marketing companies usually uses the attractive poster about fast food to get the attention of the kids.