The Fast Food Industry Persuasive Essay by hicaliber

The Fast Food Industry
This paper explores the many negative aspects of the fast food industry, including negative health issues, social issues and employment/wage issues.
# 95737 | 3,155 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 31, 2007 in Business (Industries) , English (Persuasive Writing) , Nutrition (Food)

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The paper examines the workplace issues at fast food restaurants. The paper portrays the realities of low wages and poor motivation of the employees who work at these places. The paper also notes that one of the reasons that workers at fast food restaurants have poor morale is that workplace conditions are typically dirty and poor and too often the emphasis is on speed rather than the safety and quality of the product. The paper also discusses a study where researchers monitored the "frequency of fast food restaurant use" (FFFRU) amongst adolescents and found that FFFRU was directly linked to fat intake.

Motivational Problems in the Fast Food Industry
Motivational Problems Due to Poor Working Conditions
Low Wages in the Fast Food Industry
What About Those Who Eat at Fast Food Restaurants?

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Lowest paying occupations in May 2004." U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved 3 Nov. 2006 from
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "Since Last Minimum Wage Increase, Congress Has Reduced Estate Tax Burdens Eight Times." (2006): Retrieved 3 Nov. 2006 from
  • Day, Julie Finnin. "A salty look at the industry that asks, 'Would you like fries with that?'"The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 3 Nov. 2006 from
  • Economic Policy Institute. "Facts at a Glance: Minimum Wage." (2006): Retrieved 3 Nov.2006 from
  • French, S.A., Story, M., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Fulkerson, J.A., & Hannan, P. "Fast food Restaurant use among adolescents: associations with nutrient intake, food choices, and Behavioral and psychosocial variables.' International Journal of Obesity 25 (2001): 1823-1833.

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