Fast food and Health

Essay by u0509508University, Bachelor'sA-, July 2009

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Fast food food plays an important role among city dwellers. Today, people have to live in a hectic and competitive environment. Some people even have to work around the clock to meet both ends. Time scarcity can be a problem for today's society. This idea is illustrated by Jabs (2006) who claims that time scarcity changes the food consumption patterns. People began to decrease the time for food preparation and increased the frequency in the consumption of fast food. The fast food restaurants have their own unique characteristics to cater to the need of today's society. A fast food restaurant is characterized by speedy supply after ordering. The employee will prepare the food in huge quantities in advance and keep warm before selling to the consumer, which reduces the waiting time for consumers. In this respect, the fast food restaurants cater well with today human needs such as convenience and time restriction.

Furthermore, it is easy for a family to get a loan to open an easy food franchise as running a fast food restaurant requires capital from investors. The amount of capital is affordable for middle income families to own a fast food restaurant: For this reason, the numbers of fast food chains grow quickly around the world. According to the fast food guide (, there are three hundred forty seven fast food restaurants in Salt Lake City and four thousand fast food restaurants in the Los Angelos. The most notable fast food restaurants are MacDonald, Wendy, Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken. According to the Wikipedia, MacDonald, which is the largest fast food chain in the world, is the pioneer for the fast food restaurant. It was founded in 1940 by Dick and Mac Donald. Based on the National Restaurant Association, consumers in the United Stated spent roughly...