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
Finally, fast food restaurants are popular nowadays because fast food is inexpensive. Many fast food restaurants now have a dollar menu or a value menu. These dollar menus have items on it that are just a dollar. These dollar menus make eating out cheaper. Besides, for just three dollars you can usually get a meal that is satisfying, which is
Eating at a fast food restaurant is inexpensive, fast, and convenient for many Americans. However, people have preferences, including this writer, for which McDonald’s is better than In-N-Out. Although In-N-Out restaurant Although In-N-Out offers "Quality you can taste", McDonald's restaurant has progressively has improved the quality of their product and its nutritional value making it the better fast food restaurant. Currently McDonald’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an extensive menu. In-N-Out only offers lunch and dinner with a limited menu.
In fact, a small amount of restaurant dishes are less expensive to buy rather than to make at home. “With the economy in a recession, many Americans are eating more homemade food because it is cheaper than going to a restaurant or buying pre-cooked meals” (McAllister, 2011). Take for example the McDonalds hamburger, “a McDonald’s hamburger cost around .29 cents an ounce, to make this same hamburger at home would cost approximately .25 cents an ounce” (Haffly, 2007), however, when making homemade hamburgers, you are much more likely to make in bulk, therefore having leftovers, which also saves more on the wallet in the long run. Another example is The Olive Garden’s “Zuppa
McDonald’s vs. Wendy’s In today’s age of low-carbohydrate diets and overly obsessive exercise workouts, people are more cautious with food decisions. Fast food restaurants shelter the need for inexpensive food quickly. Most of the time these foods are not always the most reliable when it comes to the healthiest choices. Two fast food restaurants; however, Wendy’s and McDonald’s, now offer healthy menu choices low in saturated fats and carbohydrates without forfeiting taste. Although these restaurants fall under the same roof of fast food, they have noticeably different characteristics in healthy choice menu items.
English 091 19 March 2013 The Effects of Meal Outsourcing Fast-food is more than a quick-easy meal to be inhaled on the way to somewhere more important. Its negative effects touch one physically, emotionally, and financially. It is true that there are healthy choices offered while eating out, meals can be shared even if not cooked at home, and there are low-cost options on fast food menus. Choosing to not cook and eat a family meal at home has negative health consequences, causes a deterioration of the family relationship, and has a higher cost. Even with healthier choices, one cannot be aware of exactly what is in the food cooked in restaurants, while families can opt out of the drive-through and go in to sit and eat together at fast-food establishments it isn't as intimate and the time is rushed, low-cost options on fast food menus cost more than cooking a family meal at home.
Students are being fed unhealthy lunches at school cafeterias simply because it is cheaper to produce unhealthy processed foods so alternatives and healthier food go away. Unfortunately money takes precedence over the health of students; from the perspective of the school boards, it is much cheaper to have processed foods made for them by other companies instead of making healthier foods right in the schools. Also, processed and pre-made foods are cheaper than fresh homemade foods, which would also make healthier foods more expensive. Therefore, the logic said that if schools were to make the food healthier and as a result more expensive, in order to cover the costs the students would have to pay more. Unfortunately, student and parents rely on these lunches because they do not have the income to be able to afford either full-priced or homemade lunches.
Students also will be more engaged to eat their lunch instead of starving during their next class of the day. Since a larger variety is there to choose from; therefore there won’t all be piled up in a long line. The food from outside vendors will also taste better. I remember during my freshman year of high school, my friend and I ate the pizza for lunch, which was from school, and as opposed to pizza from Papa Johns or Pizza Hut; however it did not taste as well as you would hope. People may really like foods from the big outside name brands because that is what they really “taste” when eating the foods from outside vendors.
What more can you ask for when you are living life in the fast lane? Well fast food all good tastes, except that it is not nutritionally balanced and, therefore, unhealthy in the long run if consumed on a regular basis. Even though some people say that eating fast food is healthy because they get certain types of fast food like salads or chicken, it not the real stuff. They make it seem like it is but its not. They also choose fast foods because it is inexpensive than most other food choices.