Fast Food is Improving

The modern fast food industry is now surprisingly convenient. It contains a decent amount of healthy menu, due to the improvement and development of technologic process over the last decades. Nowadays, fast food restaurants provide their customers with a large choice of healthy food. However, traditional negative stereotypes of fast food restaurants still exist. Thus, the need for the discussion of the issue is sharp.

Some people say fast food is bad for health and it is full of excessive amount of calories. In her article Healthier Fast-Food Options Available, Shanderia K. Posey writes: “Despite the healthier options, about 85 percent of customers still choose burgers and fries” (Posey, 2011). Restaurants, selling and making fast food get a bad reputation because of traditional stereotypes of thinking that everything they sell there is nothing but damage to the stomach, despite the fact that those restaurants might offer a lot healthier menu. Moreover, fast food is an excellent option for those, who have no time to cook. The article Fast Food Leadership: Valuing What Is Easy over What Is Beststates that fast food culture is a valuable metaphor because the vast majority of people have experienced the decision-making process behind picking up something at the drive-thru instead of making dinner (Ernest Ng, Ashley Kelloff, 2013).

Fast food is undoubtedly wide-spread. Eric Schlosser has discussed this in his article Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Hestated “Fast food is now served at restaurants and drive-throughs, at stadiums, airports, zoos, high schools, elementary schools, and universities, on cruise ships, trains, and airplanes, at K-Marts, Wal-Marts, gas stations, and even at hospital cafeterias [sic]” (Eric Schlosser, 2001). Dave, Jeffery, and Ahluwalia have discussed this issue in their article Relationship of Attitudes Toward Fast Food and Frequency of Fast-food Intake in Adults. “Individuals primarily eat at fast food because of convenience and dislike toward cooking” (Dave, Jeffery, Ahluwalia, 2009, p.1164–1170). People might just refuse to cook by their own hands, so that is when fast food restaurants are coming in handy. Lots of Americans have a busy and active lifestyle so spending time in the kitchen is not for them.

Fast food restaurants are also making themselves a good income of visitors by emphasizing the comfortableness and creating ways of socializing. Schlosser stated, “Hundreds of millions of people buy fast food every day without giving it much thought, unaware of the subtle and not so subtle ramifications of their purchases” (Schlosser, 2001). Likewise, by making restaurants more comfortable for having lunch and some rest for customers, they create their unique style and gain more and more interested visitors. Dave, Jeffery, and Ahluwalia wrote in their article “I eat at fast food restaurants because it is a way of socializing with friends or family” (Dave, Jeffery, 2009). Thus, making an emphasis on sociability makes an incredible atmosphere for fast food restaurants, so people are going to enjoy and invite their friends, acquaintances, and others, making the restaurants and café’s projects succeed.

All in all, nowadays more people choose eating out because of being too busy with their routine. Fast food restaurants help people save their time and find a cozy place for socializing. Old negative stereotypes of fast food must be revised as many modern restaurants have renewed their menu to make the offered foods healthier and tastier for their customers.

References

Dave, J. M., An, L. C., Jeffery, R. W. and Ahluwalia, J. S. (2009), Relationship of Attitudes Toward Fast Food and Frequency of Fast-food Intake in Adults. Obesity, 17: 1164–1170. doi:10.1038/oby.2009.26

Ernest, Ng. & Kelloff, A. (2013). Fast Food Leadership: Valuing What Is Easy over What Is Best. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/article/1P3-3153978071/fast-food-leadership-valuing-what-is-easy-over-what

Posey, S. K. (2011). Healthier fast-food options available. The Clarion-Ledger Retrieved from http://nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/896037459?accountid=9834

Schlosser, E. (2001). Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Retrieved from http://jhampton.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/51769044/fast

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