When an individual has budgeted $75 for food a week versus $300 a week for food, the person with $300 has more options and can opt for more healthy alternatives than fast foods. Often times restaurants that cost more than fast food, are generally healthier. They prepare their food in a more healthy way and use nutritious options for ingredients. Similar to the amount of income earned, children who have parents who do not have at least 12 years of education have a 30.4% higher chance of being obese. This is compared to children's parents with degrees who only have a 9.5% chance of becoming obese (“Socioeconomics and Obesity.”) There could be many reasons for this.
When calories that are consumed are much more than what the body needs, the person starts to gain weight. Since fast food restaurant meals pack a lot of calories, people directly link fast food meals to obesity. Since an average burger from a given fast food restaurant can have anywhere between 700-1000 calories, which is around 40-50% of our daily need (Calories in burgers, n.d.). Around 20 years ago, People usually bought these burgers because of their convenient availability, cheap prices, and their great taste. Despite those benefits, people always forgot the massive amounts of calories in fast food meals.
Introduction On the site Wikipedia 7-6-2017 wrote that fast food makes people to eat without dressing up, planning, without making a lot of decisions, sometimes without even getting out of the car. Fast food is an idea that has taken the world by storm, being able to travel from home to Atlanta, to Sweden, to Chicago and now even china and get the same food. Fast food has gained every nook and cranny of American society. Everywhere you turn, you can see a fast food restaurant. Some people blame fast food for America´s overweight and laziness problems while others could not live a day without a double el maco or subway.
Meals which can be prepared within no time is known as fast food. There are famous large International fast food restaurants like McDonald's, Starbucks, Pizza Hut growing quickly from one city to another and all over the World (Balasan, 2010). Now fast food restaurants are found on everywhere. A fast food restaurant is also known as a quick service restaurant. These kinds of restaurants have minimal table services so the customers have to do all the things alone.
I.Introduction A.Hook/Attention getter: “Fast food” is named as fast food because of the whole process from ordering, preparing and serving the food just take several minutes. B.General statement: Fast food is becoming more and more popular among people around the world because of the changing of lifestyle from the past times to the present times. C.Thesis statement: Due to the convenient, affordable price and good taste of fast food, consumption of fast food is rising but it brings negative effects on our health in the long run. II.Body A.Topic sentence: Fast food restaurant such as McDonalds (McD) or Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are available almost anywhere in the world, and you can even get it with a simple phone call and get it delivered
to have immediately a quick meal just because of the convenience despite the fact that these foods do not include as much nutrients as fresh foods or home cook foods. This phenomenon means people absorb at least a fixed amount of chemicals into their bodies regularly day by day. Datamonitor (n.d.) (4), an international company providing market intelligence, claimed that the consumption of canned foods went up by 12, 9% for the year 2004 to the year 2009 in one-yearly interval. In a survey, Euromonitor International (2014)(5) claimed that the number of fast-food restaurants enjoyed the upward trend of approximately 16% each year such as KFC, Lotteria, Burger King, Subway, Jollibee, McDonalds… According to that research, Lotteria came up with just over 160 restaurants and then KFC from United States was the most second popular with 140 restaurants. Although Burger King just came into sight in the end of the year 2012, this brand at the present, own 20 restaurants at three cities namely Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Ha Noi (Euromonitor International, 2014)(5).
If one lives alone, then it is cheaper to buy a meal at the supermarket instead of cooking it at home. Having said that, fast food is eaten by almost everyone. Some of the most popular athletes in the world eat fast food. Even our president eats fast food here and there. It is definitely not limited to poor people, despite the way the media portrays it.
It has been ignored for years, but now that it is starting to affect the community people are noticing. Harvard researcher, Mayuree Rao, said himself, “People often say that healthier foods are more expensive, and that such costs strongly limit better diet habits. (Rehel).” But, he wanted to prove it himself so he decided to do an experiment with his students in which he found that healthier foods cost significantly more in all ten countries that he pulled data from. This shows that no matter where you live a price gap between healthy and unhealthy foods exists. Today, the price increase in fruits and vegetables is 190% compared to the 70% increase in fats and oils (Saunders).
By the year 2007, fast food restaurants represent one of the largest segments of the food industry with over 200,000 restaurants and $120 billion in sales in the U.S alone (Hoovers, 2007). Although, there was a global economic slowdown, still there has been rapid growth in the fast food industry. Many of the emerging economies experienced an expansion and the same time the markets of U.S and Europe also expanded (Lehmann & Reibstein, 2006). Many of the fast food companies have achieved success with the use of several different strategies, among them, visual exaggeration in print advertisement. Thus, with this study, the researcher will be able to provide a better understanding of visual exaggeration in fast food print advertisement specifically that of McDonald’s Malaysia.
If you are new food truck owner and have opted to prepare and sell burgers, then you made a great decision. Burger consumption in America averages out to a whopping three burgers eaten every week per person. And, as other sandwiches decline in popularity, burger sales have actually risen in the last couple of years. You may think that since you can make those burgers for just a couple of bucks and sell them for at least double what you paid for the meat and bread that the profit margin is very large. However, once you add in your costs for operating your truck and labor, your profit from each burger may be less than you realize.