He then opened a Drive-in Barbecue restaurant which did exceptionally well because of the post-WWII economy. Meanwhile, fast food caused cars to become affordable because they would only have to pay the car instead of paying every time every time they traveled because of the people involved in the services of traveling like on a train. GM bought all trolley systems and shut them down to eliminate their competition. Since this was illegal the company’s workers were fined $1 each. Since $1 was not a lot of money the chances of them doing it again were very high.
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. Some people when dining out at a fast food restaurant like to choose McDonald’s because, some of the McDonald’s restaurants have a playground inside that children can play on while their parents eat and have adult conversations, Burger King does not have this option. McDonald’s started its business in 1940, and serves about 68 million people on a daily basis. They also have restaurants in 119 countries, with 34,000 restaurants in the world. They also employ 1.7 million people.
McDonald’s vs. In-N-Out The rise of the fast-food industry has changed not only what Americans eat but also how their meals are prepared. According to Time magazine, over 25% of Americans are eating fast-food two or more times a week. Two popular choices for fast food dining are McDonald’s and In-N-Out restaurants. With one of them just a few blocks or a few miles away it does not take much to fall into temptation and grab a fast meal. Eating at a fast food restaurant is inexpensive, fast, and convenient for many Americans.
Mothers often have trouble with their kids because they don't like health food. In some cases like Mc.Donald's, they use the TV to manipulate the kids to buy because they are going to get food and gifts. For example some kids eat fast food in the school, and after school they go to restaurant and buy a pizza or whatever of
In his essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater” (They Say / I Say, Third Edition, 2014), David Zinczenko claims that the lack of information and healthier food options in the fast food industry are causing an outbreak in childhood obesity in todays society. He uses his own personal experiences with fast food and he lays out certain statistics to cater his thesis. David grabs the audience right away within his first paragraph by using a counter argument and then begins to describe his personal experience with fast food as a child. He shares his childhood experience by saying that living in a single parent household steered him in the direction of fast food like McDonalds and Taco Bell because there was no healthier alternatives (241). David continues on by giving some statistical evidence that the incidents of childhood diabetes is quickly escalating as well as the cost of related health care in America.
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.
There are also advertisements directed towards children through television and magazines. In all reality it is an individual’s choice to become obese because of their decision to walk into these restaurants and order food that are delicious at the time but is very harmful for their bodies. To begin, do grocery stores really need fast food joints in them? I understand that it makes more money because people are hungry either before or after their long shopping trip. However this makes it hard for those who are trying to make a change in their lives and eat healthier foods for whatever reasons.
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.