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How Did Teen's Rapid Growth Affected The Fast Food Industry

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The baby boom and fast food industry’s rapid growth effected the fast food industry because teenagers were the ideal candidates for working at fast food restaurants. Teenagers were the ideal candidates for working at fast food restaurants because they were only able to work part-time, still lived at home, were unskilled, and were willing to accept low pay. Teenagers were unskilled workers because they were young and did not have any experience. A job at fast food restaurants became the rite of passage because it was mostly the teenagers first job. In the 1970s, Congress and the White house passed a new bill, called the ‘McDonald’s Bill’. The ‘McDonald’s Bill’ caused employers to pay their teenage employee less than 20% of the minimum wage.
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