The Fast Food Industry Essay by Calwriter

The Fast Food Industry
This paper analyzes changes in the fast food industry from the 1950s to the present.
# 59564 | 2,100 words | 9 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jun 22, 2005 in Business (Industries) , Nutrition (Food) , Business (Consumer Behavior) , Sociology (General)

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This paper explains that a faster-paced lifestyle with more women joining the workforce results in the detriment of "traditional" American family meals, but it is an enormous advantage to the fast food industry; virtually everyone loves fast food, even though there are concerns about health, and the industry is firmly established around the world. The author points out that the multi-billion dollar fast food industry today is said to have been started in 1936 by Maria del Gray, who named the original McDonald's after her fiancee who was killed in a vehicular accident; Ray Kroc later founded the McDonald's franchise system based on del Gray's McDonald's. The paper concludes the process of "McDonaldization" continues to spread the inexorable forces of capitalism and standardized food products around the world; everyone is eating fast foods, even if they are protesting it as soon as they are finished with their burgers and fries.

Table of Contents
Review and Discussion
Background and Overview
Social Effects
Structural Changes in the Fast Food Industry
Figure: Franchise Percentages Owned by Parent Company as of 1991
Current and Future Trends
Fast Food's Impact on Health
Focus on Service

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