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.
Thus, the earlier people recognize the damage fast food is doing to our society, the easier it will be to reverse its harm. There are endless accusations that fast food and its effect on our society is the sole cause of many problems within the U.S. Fingers are pointing at the large fast food companies, but can they be proven guilty? The answer is no, and this can be proven within many lawsuits against companies such as McDonalds and taco bell. They all end up in the same ruling that its the consumers choice to enter a fast food establishment and consume their products.
Today, there are over 11,000 stores – including more than 5,000 outside the United States.” (Domino’s) Unfortunately, Domino’s was previously agreed by Americans that their home delivery pizzas were among the worst, and they had to do something about it. In lieu of the news, they invested in new informational systems in order to compete against their top competitors including Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Little Caesars to achieve their vision of delivering excellent customer service and goods pizzas. (Laudon) Their business strategy to improve identified an overhaul with the in store
By taking the first mover approach Papa John’s was able to capture a larger market size while their competitors rushed to catch up. After researching Papa John’s further, I concluded that there are several risks and opportunities currently facing the company. I believe that the pizza market is somewhat saturated. Take for example Bend; there are dozens of pizza parlors all around the area and only more are showing up. The barriers to entry for this specific market are somewhat low, and it can be difficult for existing companies to keep their market share (see figure 2).
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. Pollan writes, “The fact is that not cooking may well be deleterious to our health, and there is reason to believe that the outsourcing of food preparation to corporations and 16-year-olds has already taken a toll on our physical and psychological wellbeing” (106). This essay will prove that eating fast-food threatens physical health, weakens the family, and is costly. Physical health is influenced directly by our meal choices. Choosing to order a healthier meal option at a restaurant is not equal to a home cooked meal made with fresh foods.
When thinking of prestigious fast food restaurants, two rival restaurants that come to mind are Burger King and McDonalds. Usually if one doesn’t have a preferable restaurant, they may use a deductive reasoning process to decide which restaurant patronize. Considerations such as customer service, menu selection, cleanliness, and healthy choices can help one make a reasonable choice of restaurant to patronize. If the atmosphere of a dining area is interesting, more people will want to eat there. That would be a reason to draw in more customers.
Pizza Simulation Jason Arroyo OPS/571 March 19, 2012 Dr. James Hoelscher Pizza Simulation When an individual is asked to take over a successful business, that individual must first evaluate where the business is at currently. That individual might have to help to further the success or may have to reinvent the wheel and help with the current problems the business might be facing. Here is a brief history of the situation as follows: Mario’s Pizzeria was founded in 1950 and has been serving traditional style pizza in a family oriented pizza parlor environment. The pizza shop is located in a local California mall, and is recognized for the authentic taste and fresh vegetables. As the only grandchild of Mario, the author of this paper has to formulate a way to increase Mario’s profits and customer satisfaction, while decreasing customer wait time.
Zinn’s Burgers and Pizza This report is intended to identify and provide an understanding on how to further improve Ottershaw branch of Zinn’s Burgers and Pizza, as requested by Chris Pike (Manager). Part (a) I’ve identified the following problems from the case study: • Late closing hours, 3am • Age of employees at supervisory role i.e. Night Managers i. Night managers were usually the same age as or younger than some of the other employees (Assignment booklet, p.14) • High turnover of staff • Lack of training i. “night managers do not receive any formal training for this role” (Assignment booklet, p.13) • Employees attitude and behaviour i.
External Environment, cont. Suggested: High - Many rivals compete in the fast food business. Convincing customers that menu items are different or better than competitors is difficult when the food category is limited to take-out options. Substitutes Threat Med-High Suggested: Med-High – Major substitute is home cooking - it’s easy to make a burger on the home grill. Suppliers’ Power Low Suggested: Low - Suppliers of beef, eggs, potatoes have little power.
Research Paper 1: Kitchen Best- Ethics When Doing Cross-Boundary Business in Southern China Introduction With more companies and organizations becoming global the way in which they conduct business has raised many questions. The case we will focus on is about Kitchen Best, a small and medium-sized enterprise, in Hong Kong which often conducted business outside of the mainland. Kitchen Best was a family owned business, the CEO; Chan Dong-hwa would eventually turn the company over to his son Henry Chan who had seen business relations outside of Hong Kong, as he studied in the United States. As management at Kitchen Best changed unethical business operations were revealed to the Chan in which he would now have to find ways to correct the corruption. In addition, Chan was unsure of whether or not he should report the unethical practices.