fast food can be considered disgusting, unhealthy, greasy, and repulsive
by many, but even in this tough economy, they are definitely still
prosperous. The greatest thing about the places with drive-thrus is that
it’s an easy meal solution if you are running out of time, great for
the last minute lunches. More than the quality of food, people tend to
like the taste. Greasy, cheesy burgers are delicious, just admit it. Recently Mc Coffee purchased more sandwich press after the success of both their coffees & sandwich.
There are many reasons why fast food chains are pumping up their game
and staying afloat during these times of recession.
1. Fast food chains are beginning to offer more healthy meal solutions. I’m sure
you’ve noticed the veggie burgers at Burger King, the salad selection at
Wendy’s, and the Fresco tacos at Taco Bell. Are they really that much
healthier? Who knows, but it’s no joke, fast food chains worldwide are
making an effort to have a larger selection for vegetarians and growing,
2. Fast food restaurants are trying to create favorable indoor dining facilities. Have you seen some of these new McDonalds? Frankly, the walls of plasma TVs are a little much, but these places are making a huge effort to make eating fast food more pleasurable, more comfortable for families, and overall, less embarrassing.
3. Popular chains are marketing themselves a lot better than in the past. I see a lot of competition when it comes to fast food, and I think each place is handling the pressure very well.
The images of the fast food chain setting full of colors, with big pictures
of Burger and fries, and the soda counters where you can fill all you
can drink are so appealing. But being health wary, and knowing about all
the unhealthy stuff that is wrapped in their meals, we cannot but ask
ourselves where does that appeal come from? Why is it that we feel the
need to indulge in eating that zero benefit, all fat meal that has
disastrous effects both on our health, body and morale?
While thinking about that, I came across the fact that children adore these
fast food chains. Everything is done there to attract families, and
children ask to go there, both because there are playgrounds where they
can play all they want, because they get their meal in nice flashy
boxes, and because they get that extra toy with every meal. They even
become collectors of these cheap 10 cents items, and sometimes just for
the sake of getting that extra item that is missing in their collection,
they make the whole family go to a fast food chain.
Parents want their kids to be happy and entertained. Their choices are dictated by
those of their children. The children choices are in turn dictated by
their attraction towards places where there are playgrounds, and where
they give them extra stuff, even if that stuff only costs 10 cents for
the piece, even if these same places sell crap for 10 dollars a piece,
and most importantly even if they load you with fat and long term health
problems and diseases.
So, the answer is there. No wonder if we
crave these fast food chains as adults. We have grown up as children
with pleasurable feelings towards these places. No wonder that we like
these salty fries, we have come to accept them as the standard of good
fries from our young age.With this in mind, our reaction today
should be not only to fight the craving feelings we have towards eating a
big burger accompanied with crispy fries, it should be to instill in
our children some good sense about eating good stuff and not eating bad
stuff. We should from now on educate our kids to know what is good for
them and what is not. We shouldn’t allow these fast food chains to buy
our children with 10 cents for their life to come, like they bought us
years ago.Here is an example of a food chain: phytoplankton to copepod to fish to squid to seal to orca.