Fast Food Restaurants : The Dangers Of Fast Food

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As you’re driving home from work in the evening how many different fast food places do you pass? Just in a two mile radius there is probably a McDonalds, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-a, and many others. In David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the eater,” he makes a point that fast food restaurants don’t have to provide information on their food. Zinczenko also mentions that not only is obesity an issue, but diabetes rates have seemed to rise, causing children issues and money spent to treat it to increase. Children are big targets to the fast food industry. With fast food being as unhealthy as it is and companies not being required to tell its food ingredients, obesity, diabetes, and more importantly the cost to fix these health issues has increased tremendously, and for that reason fast food restaurants need to be regulated. To begin, there are way too many fast food restaurants. With a whopping 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the US alone, it’s no surprise that when you’re driving down the street looking for a bite to eat, McDonalds is one of the easiest places to stop and go (Zinczenko 463). There is never a shortage of places to go eat at, but unfortunately the majority of them are fast food. Although some seem healthier than others, they all share one thing in common, cheap, easy to access food. Zinczenko provides a good point saying “Lunch and dinner, for me, was a daily choice between McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or Pizza Hut. Then as now, these were
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