False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers. Some of these practices include no warning labels on advertisements like there are on dangerous things like tobacco and confusing labels on food served that lead customers into eating more calories than intended. David Zinczenko advocates that it is some of the fast food companies fault for the decline in America’s general health. At the end, David chooses not to complain about the legalities, but instead encourages us to let the justice system do its work. In the article David Zinczenko discusses “Shouldn't we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast-food restaurants” we the people of America should know by now that it is
2a. What is the shortest loan (36 months, 48 months, 60 months or 72 months) that has a monthly payment within your $500 budget that will allow you to buy the $30,000 car? Answer: Through Bank of America, I found a rate of 2.99% for the 36, 48 and 60 month loans. We are able to put down 20% and will need to finance $24,000. The shortest loan period for the $30,000 car that would be under our $500 limit is the 60 month loan at a rate of $431.13 per month.
2. I utilized an “Acid Test Ratio” which shows us whether the entity could pay all its current liabilities if they became due now or sooner than expected. In 2011, the acid test ratio was 0.64. By 2012, it decreased to 0.43. Even though the acid-test ratio is less than 1 which rates in the lower third quartile in the industry of 1.6, 0.9 to 0.6, it indicates a concern with repaying current liabilities.
The EHC will receive $2,300,000 from managed care companies and Medicare in three months, but the shortfall at the business must be resolved first. To achieve this, we must determine two cost cutting measures. A loan option must be identified as well. The cost cutting options we have at EHC are reducing benefits, reducing agency staff, downsizing staff, reducing length-of-stay, or changing the skill mix (University of Phoenix, 2015). To achieve a cost saving target of $750,000 for the first quarter the first cost cutting measure I selected is reducing a proportion of the agency contracted staff.
Oscar Mayer Bacon Ad Analysis Over the last decade, the United States as a nation has become obsessed with health. With obesity rates on the rise, healthful eating is a popular trend. As many people are aware, bacon is not “heart healthy” or “low calorie” but quite the opposite. Oscar Mayer fits into a group of food manufacturers who market products that are by no means good for one’s health. Because the Food and Drug Administration regulates the claims made about foodstuffs, these companies are forced to be creative and come up with witty advertising techniques.
Using the estimate of 4.5 million gallons per month, how would you construct a futures hedge for the next 12 months? How would you construct a commodity-swap hedge? In order to construct a future hedge, J&L should short a future contract. (in order to gain from the price decrease) In order to construct a commodity- swap hedge, J&L need to sell a floor while simultaneously buy a cap 4. Should Craft consider using a cap as a hedge?
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.
In fact it is 50 cents less expensive than major competitor, Starbucks. The company have also been publically praised for their speedy service which is a result of drive through windows. Tim began to use product development which is where a company develops new products to fit into an existing market. For example by introducing products like chicken noodle soup and yoghurt onto the menu. Product development can be seen as high risk because the target market may not want to try new products but there certainly is a gap in the market for healthier fast food which could lead to them decreasing McDonald’s market share.
Many people may not realize the seriousness or negative effects of obesity, however, the obesity can create many health problems in the long run and you can take simple steps to avoiding the extra calories and weight. Whether if it’s engaging in a physical activity instead of staying home and playing a game console, eating more fruits to create a balanced diet instead of going through a drive through, or even cooking more at home to avoid buying a greater amount of processed foods, this will all be small steps to creating a healthier lifestyle. Americans must become aware of the dangers of obesity and work together to get the world back to a healthier
In other words parents need incorporate those fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates in their child’s meal and just like Dr.Courseault said they will become healthier and begin to see change in weight. Also, in this article Meal Times May Affect Weight Loss, it states the timing of when you eat your meal plays a huge role of anybody who gains weight. Dr. Wilson with explains that if you eat a large meal earlier during the day rather than eat it later you would lose more weight. He states “the doctors went to Spain and showed studies on how the timing of eating a large meal was the source of sluggish weight loss” (4).The reason why most people eat large meals late is because they missed breakfast or skipped lunch. Therefore, parents should make sure their child eats breakfast dinner and lunch and it should all be the same amount.