“Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away.” (Wikimedia Foundation Incorporation (2011) Fast Food Available from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_food (last accessed date: 24.11.2011)). “McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 33,000 local restaurants serving more than 64 million people in 119 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women.” (McDonald’s Corporation Getting to Know us… http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/our_company.html (last accessed date: 24.11.2011)). McDonald’s began in
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 first fast food restaurants developed in America in the 1920’s and the United States has grown to have the largest fast food industry in the world. Currently one third of American children are obese or at risk of becoming obese and 67% of Americans are obese. McDonald’s was invented in the 1940’s and has since acquired millions of lawsuits for their extremely unhealthy food. Burger King soon followed in the 50’s and has also received its fair share of lawsuits.
Franchises allow individual owners to leverage a well-known brand name and benefit from the purchasing efficiencies and operational expertise of the franchiser. Franchise agreements generally cover a specific geographical market and outline restaurant operating requirements, such as hours of operation, menu offerings, and pricing. Annual sales average is $694,000 for a QSR franchise, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). In QSRs, customers generally order and pay before eating. While most QSRs are fast food restaurants, QSRs also include fast casual restaurants, which offer higher
Jack in the Box’s main competitors in this industry is the national and regional hamburger fast food chains of Burger King, and McDonald’s. However, Jack in the Box also competes against another huge company in this industry is Yum! Brands, Inc. JACK= Jack in the Box, Inc. BKW = Burger King Worldwide, Inc. MCD = McDonald's Corp. YUM = Yum! Brands, Inc. Industry = Restaurants From Yahoo finance, Jack in the Box, Inc. currently operates with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 600 restaurants in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Canada (2013). Burger King Worldwide, Inc. operated 7,293 franchise restaurants and 183 company restaurants in the United States and
ENC 1101 09/23/11 Negative aspects of McDonald’s on Teenagers Fast foods have become increasingly popular among Americans, including teenagers. Due to increased advertising and the Americans' fast-paced lifestyle, fast food restaurants have raised exponentially, becoming multi-millionaire industries and harming the health of their consumers. A regular meal at McDonald's consists of a Big Mac, large fries, and a large Coca-Cola drink, all this combined goes up to 1,430 calories. A diet of approximately 2,000 calories is considered a healthy amount of calories for an entire day. This may vary depending on several factors such as age, weight, height, physical activity and gender.
McDonalds opened its doors in 1940, 13 years later so did there soon to be competitor, Burger King. Both of them compete every day to earn the most profit possible. These restaurants may be some of the largest fast food corporations in the country, but they have plenty of differences; taste, sales, advertising. Taste is a big part of the competition. McDonalds and Burger King may not be good for you, but to most people it tastes good.
McDonald’s burgers are lighter than Burger Kings, and weigh only 100 grams, whereas Burger Kings weigh 120 grams. The same person who takes the order at McDonald’s is the same person that serves the food, however this does not apply in the drive-thru if both windows are operating. Burger king is set up more like an assembly line, one person takes your order, and another person serves the food. McDonald’s also makes all their burgers at one time, in mass production and they are fried, then when you place your order they can add additional toppings on that you ask for. Examples would be ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, lettuce, depending on which sandwich has been ordered.
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.
Whether you love it or hate it, they are ubiquitous here in America. There is no doubt that if you grew up as an American you have eaten at a McDonalds. When someone says “Big-Mac, fries and a Coke” you know exactly where they are ordering. However, as insignificant it is to us as Americans to eat a meal at McDonalds, in Asia, eating at McDonalds is often considered an exciting event. This is because “A Big Mac, fries and Coke” has a much larger meaning to those in East Asia than it does to an American.
A lot of different things have taken place when it comes to a place like McDonald’s in foreign countries which could be perceived as beneficial or corrupting to that culture. McDonald’s is a huge nationwide corporation that has changed what people had previously thought fast food was. The people at McDonald’s wanted to share the love of American food with different cultures and companies so McDonald’s went on to be the first company to try to export their goods. (Wikipedia) In an article titled Globalization as McWorld it was stated that McDonald’s is a multinational corporation that operates 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries that serve 47 million customers each day. Aside from all of the praise and fortune that McDonald’s has been able to