CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE POPULARITY OF FAST FOOD
Nowadays, most people -especially kids and young people- prefer to eat fast food, such as hamburgers, pizza, fried food, etc. Why it has become so popular? It tastes better than homemade food? We do not believe it is only the taste the reason of the popularity of fast food. There are several reasons why fast food had become popular over the years. It is popular because it is cheap, quick and convenient to those who have a busy modern life. We consider one of the top reasons of eating fast food the modern, busy life that a big percent of families workers have. People who have a busy schedule usually do not have time to cook at home, as a result, they prefer to eat at restaurants or cafés, because it is a simple option. Nowadays time is one of the most important things in a person’s life, and fast food is served very quickly. For example, McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and others fast food restaurants, have drive through windows, so people do not even have to get out of their cars to get food. Equally important is the economy. One of the primary reasons people frequent fast food restaurants is the price. Finding inexpensive places to eat at night when the family gets together is important to many families, and many restaurants offer low prices on their menus. Why do they just pay attention to the price and the facilities of getting fast food? Why do not we think about the qualities of the food, or if is healthy or not? We believe we should eat the food that is good for our health. Have you seen healthy food at a fast food restaurant? We don’t think so. People usually like to eat fast food because of the good taste. But, why does it taste good? One of the reasons for the taste is because of the huge amounts of fat and sugar. According to Cristina Barber, an E-how Contributor, consuming food with large...
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