According to NASDAQ: WEN they are the world’s third largest quick service hamburger company. To us this is known as a fast food restaurant. Wendy’s has more than 6,500 restaurants in the United States and 27 other United States territories in the world. When Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in Ohio in 1969 he vowed to have quality food. That is why today, that they still serve the best quality foods around that is made to order.
Fast Food Nation Rhetoric (Logos, Pathos, Ethos) The fast food industry is a big part of millions of Americans lives and everyone has had fast food before. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal is written by Eric Schlosser. Schlosser creates an argument of how the fast food industry influences everything and how they are big and bad. He uses 3 tenets of rhetoric: Logos, Pathos and Ethos. The first tenet is Logos.
The Fast Food Industry is responsible for obesity in America as they have many fast food restaurants typically many within a small radius providing cheap easy solutions to societies hunger. David Zinczenko, a writer for The New York Times, describes marketing powers in his assessment "Don't Blame the Eater" he states that just about all fast food restaurants falsely advertise their foods and pass to many as a "healthy" meal choice but little do people know is that they are still extremely unhealthy foods that should not be included in anybody's diet what so ever. There has been many varieties of marketing techniques developed over the years of the fast food industry's attempts to persuade others to eat at their establishments. The fact that the foods they are extremely unhealthy for people of all ages from kids to adults is helping to cause obesity throughout America although some may be aware of the risks the average American still continues to eat out at fast food establishments along with the family giving the fast food industry a chance to get the entire family hooked for life. Going to fast food restaurants to prove his theory about how horrible fast food restaurants are for the human body.
External Analysis Industry rivalry: High According to the case Chipotles leading competitors are Taco bell, Moe’s southwest grill, Qdoba and smaller chains Baja fresh and California tortillas. Fast food restaurants (such as Chipotle) that offer fresh quality ingredients are a threat to other regular fast food restaurants and are viewed as main attributable loss of customers. However the top competitors are able to offer and same services as Chipotle. Threat of Substitutes: Moderate Chipotles food offerings can be substituted with store bought ingredients. Also with the increase in stores offering a selection of organic ingredients, customers can opt to making their own burritos at home.
Local business were losing their customers to the corporate businesses and being put out of business. Fast food is affecting our culture, education, and our health. Eric Schlosser talks about how fast food restaurants play a more important role in the American obesity epidemic than people realize. In the year 2000 Americans spent over $110 billion on fast food alone. Americans are spending more on fast food than higher education, computers, and new cars.
UNIT 13- RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION TASK 1 (P1) RECRUITMENT PLANNING McDonalds The business began in 1940, with a restau rant opened by siblings Dick and Mac McDonald in San Bernardino, California. McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling fast food. More recently, it also offers salads with the successful expansion of McDonald's into many international markets; the company has become a symbol of globalization. In 1974, McDonalds opened its first restaurant in the Auk. Today more than 2.5 million people in this country place their trust in McDonalds everyday, trusting the company to provide them with food of a high standard, quick service and value for money.
The author analyses many aspects of this industry, from the inhumane treatment of the cattle in their feedlots to the overworked and underpaid employees at fast food restaurants. I believe that the fast food industry has used its political influence as a way of circumventing issues of health and working conditions, while greatly increasing profits and expansion. Although part of the industry's functions is to sell their products, I think the consumers play a large role in their profits to keep these restaurants in business. During a brief period of time, the fast food industry has helped transform not only the American diet, but also our countryside, economy, workforce, and popular culture. One of the parts of the American culture that are affected by the fast food industry, the idea of raising our children comes to mind.
13 Jan. 2014. http://www.livestrong.com/article/259534-what-are-the-benefits-of-fast-foods/. | Fast food gets blamed for contributing to many of the United States' health problems including obesity. According to "Fast Food Nation," typical fast food fare is high in saturated fat, calories and cholesterol. While fast food often gets a bad rap in the media, it has some advantages. According to Bill Myers Online, Americans spend more money on fast food than on new cars, college education and software because fast food is so convenient.
Burger King and Taco Bell started in the 1950s, and Wendy's opened in 1969. Some chains, like Carl's Jr., KFC and Jack in the Box, existed before the Speedee Service System, but modified their cooking techniques after. McDonald's, which started it all, is now the world's largest fast-food chain. According to the National Restaurant Association, in 2005, sales of
Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? I have experienced all of the fast food restaurants there are and I have noticed that throughout the past few years, there has been one thing that has changed drastically. Often sports teams may stop at MacDonald’s or Burger King on the way home from a sporting event, which is quite ironic, but it’s quick and easy and cheap—or so people may think. In, “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?” Mark Bittman, claims that healthy food is actually cheaper than fast food. To help support his claim, Bittman uses many different rhetorical devices in his article.