Fast food industries have been sucking consumers in through advertisement, enticement and new products for decades. Although it isn't a new epidemic, I feel as if it might be becoming worse in more recent times. With a more on-the-go community, better technology, and more new products, these unhealthy industries continue to prey on Americans, as well as people all over the world, and help to create an unhealthy lifestyle. I personally believe that without these institutions being so available to us, people would be less inclined to eat there. Now and days, people are so caught up in their lives that they barely have time to sit down for dinner, so the most obvious choice for many, in order to keep up with their packed schedules, is to find …show more content…
About every ten minutes on the television, a commercial for McDonald's, Subway, Taco Bell and countless other fast food joints are played. TV might seem like only a small part of the advertisement industry, but when you compound that with posts on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and even Snapchat, it starts to reach the vast majority of consumers. I have definitely experienced this my fair share of times, when I’ve been watching a show and all of the sudden felt the need to make a trip to Taco Bell, or when I have been scrolling through the latest posts and decided that I wanted to take a coffee break at Starbucks. If you were to go back twenty years, you would see that fast food was seen more as a special occasion rather than the norm for an everyday lunch and I think this was due to the lack of ways to advertise and a different type of culture through technology. Although this might be a reason for the fast food erra, it isn't something that we can really change. Society is something that was created to evolve and change in order to move forward and progress as a whole, which is not something I want to disturb, so I think this is what it is and not a whole lot can be done about it. Even though technology does some harm, it is also the reason for many amazing accomplishments and does make our lives a lot
The book, Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, is about “The Dark Side of the All-American Meal”. Fast food in America is not as good as it seems. Most customers don’t know that by eating this food, they are putting their health at a serious risk. You only see the good side of things, but never the bad. Fast food chains are now in control.
Research show that lots of fast food restaurants are industrial food chain and it is almost everywhere you go. “Fast food joints are notorious for supplying factory farmed meat at a low price, as well as other portions of the meal infused with excess sugar derived from industrially-farmed crops” (Study.com). All local fast food restaurants are selling cheap meat which causes everyone to buy because it’s so cheap and cheap is always better for business because you are saving money so it is so easy to get from anywhere. According to a study of the Economist, Mcdonald’s has “35,000 restaurants in 107 countries” (Economist.com). McDonald’s are all over the country and many people like Mcdonald's causing them to buy even more food from that fast food
This ad is based off the idea of phonology in which they are playing around with the spelling in order to make their point of eating more chicken. They incorrectly spelled chicken as “chikin” and we’ll as “weel.” This is clever and humorous because most native English speakers/readers can still comprehend what the cows are attempting to explain. However, if an ELL were to come across this billboard, they would be very confused with everything displayed, especially if they are not familiar with Chick-Fil-A and how cows are encouraging more people to eat chicken, so that they will not be eaten. The cows spelled out “chicken” as “chick –c”, and “in” rather than “en.”
Fast food restaurants are also pulling people in to go eat there for example Wendy’s and McDonald’s offer salads with fruits and nuts in it but people think that the salad is fresh. So instead of going to the market to get the food people choose fast food. People have to work but instead of packing their lunch they find getting fast food is more convenient for them to buy food there. If people don’t like to cook they will choose to go to a fast food restaurant because in their minds there is no other alternative for fast
Along with television came advertisements. Advertisements began targeting children and more junk food was being promoted than healthy food. Children with diabetes has become more common and childhood obesity has increased drastically. If we are so big on ending obesity, why is it we still see so many McDonald’s commercials or other fast food commercials? Patel goes on later to talk about the amount of time spent cooking and eating and how it has fallen dramatically.
More and more Americans are going to fast food and spending money so they don’t have to make dinner or other reasons of laziness. This says that Americans are accepting fast food as a main dish in the culture and eating it in place of regular meals in some cases. Eric Schlosser also states that America has become a “Fast Food Nation” (7), implying that society as a culture is dependent on the food that is provided to us through drive-through
Bias of Fast Food Chains “Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” (Schlosser). Many people favors several popular Fast food restaurants in a way that impacts others’ opinions about that specific restaurant. The bias of many media outlets mainly affects people negatively since the unawareness of credible information shapes peoples’ knowledge and opinion of fast food.
This, as a result, will certainly cause humanity as a whole to lose their own instinct of independency and self-control. What will be left of society will most unfortunately be unbalanced, inefficient, and appalling. As a result, society should come to the conclusion that technology isn’t disastrous itself alone, it is the connection and reliance that we have with it that makes it disastrous. Before we come face to face with terrible and unexplainable situations, it is wise for us as a society to reach a decision to overcome this dependency and be able to function properly once again to continue to live a prosperous and fulfilling
Now don’t get me a wrong, a good juicy cheeseburger is good every once in a while. Through the opening of these fast food restaurants, kids, adults, and students alike will be more tempted than ever to spend the money on a quick and easy meal. I can’t count the number of times my parents have gotten take out simply because they didn’t want to cook. Secondly, the prices of fresh food are at an all-time high. Currently, the prices of fresh eggs are higher than recent years because of a bird flu.
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 according to studies but it also 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 right in front of your door step or by ordering through their websites without leaving your work desk.
Today life is on the fast track. People are always on the go and don’t have time to properly take care of themselves or their families. For most Americans, fast food and junk food are ready to grab for a snack or a quick dinner. They don’t slow down to think about how the foods they are eating effect their long term health. Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children.
Over time technology will take complete control over society. Technology is slowly starting to control society and everyone in it. “We’re simply at work in another location with more free time. We’re checking our email and waiting for that important message to come in when reading a book or sitting
Doritos have been around for almost 50 years. It all started when Frito-Lay founder, Elmer Doolin, persuaded Walt Disney to open a Mexican restaurant called Casa de Fritos in Frontierland of Disneyland. During that time, the food for the food venues would be delivered by truck to the venue from a company called Alex Foods. The company was established by Alex Morales, a Sonoran immigrant who took his small business of selling tamales from a wagon and turned it into a multi-million dollar empire. Casa de Fritos would receive routine deliveries of tortillas and taco shells from Alex Foods to use for their restaurant.
Fast food is considered popular because it 's convenient, it 's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu. Fast food marketers marketing to children and adolescents has skyrocketed throughout the last century. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, funded by the government, "In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970 's" ("Healthy Schools"). In fact, this statistic is predicted to increase significantly as fast food restaurants are continuously being built everywhere in the U.S. Fast food restaurants are everywhere.
Goals or needs can play an intense role in the different views of culturally motivated reasoning. We often have or mind set in stuff that benefit us or are that are in our favor. If we have a certain idea or mindset we can go out of our way to make that idea true and conclusive. This not only includes personal point of views to keep ourselves from believing things we don’t want, but views that can be altered by others to keep us from seeing things they don’t want us to see. This is often common in the political world where information is shared a certain way so that we can see what they want us to see and not what it really is.