Reflexive Essay: Why do People Eat Fast Food? Essay written for my English 101 class.

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American fast food seems to be the most well-liked food in the world. Many cultures all over the earth appear to have incorporated this kind of food in their diet. Such a thing is noticeable because we can now find certain popular fast food places like McDonald's and Subway not only in North America but also in countries in South America, Europe, and Asia. Other fast food restaurants that are common in America such as Taco Bell, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, and many more, do business outside the United States as well. People eat American fast food because it is convenient and quick, it is cheap, and it tastes good.

People eat American fast food because it is convenient and quick. We no longer live in the good old days when women would stay home to cook, clean, and take care of the kids. Women have invaded the work industry by taking over jobs that in the past only men would have, and now share those jobs with men.

Everyone seems to live in a very hectic world, where no one has time to take a long walk and smell the roses, and even less time to do chores and keep their home organized. People commonly have around a 30 minute interval for their lunch, which is enough time to make a quick stop by the nearest fast food eatery. In less than 5 minutes, they are receiving their meal and returning to their work positions. Fast food eating places are so fast and efficient that most people don't see a reason why they should take the time and effort to cook their own food.

Also, people eat American fast food because it is cheap. Nowadays, people have a tight budget, and at the same...