The problem with fast foods 

Tracing the genesis of its popularity to the 1950’s in post World War II America, fast food was initially intended to offer a fast and affordable alternative meal for people with tight and busy schedules. 
Why almost all fast food stores still serve the same type of food with variations being in prices, convenience and other issues like that; and why much innovation in the fast food industry is about how service and sales are done and not on the food itself, are discussions for another day!

With the presence of some notable fast food traders including the now world phenomena Mc Donald’s and KFC among others; the eating of fast food has become part of our society. Some people now even eat fast food as a hobby and in parts of Sub-Haran Africa, eating fast food is even considered a luxury.

The problem however is how some people have established fast food as a measure of classes; with those who can afford to take their peers out for pizza and hamburgers being seen as the most likable in their circles and those unfortunate enough to not afford such luxury or wise enough to see through its mediocrity being branded as the most unpopular ones. Other’s even judge people’s importance by their ability to frequently buy them fast food (mostly junk anyway). I know you know one or two people who your kids love or one or two who the people in our circles like a lot because he/she buys everyone pizza and it’s cousins in the fast food family.

We have gotten so used to this, that we don’t even see it as a problem. What happened to people in our immediate social settings being commended for their moral behaviour and not for the fact that we all get a free dose of some type of fast food whenever they grace our midst?

I am not discouraging any one of you from giving me free ice cream or pie if we ever meet alright! In fact, please do buy me some; but I’m just saying – don’t expect me to forgive you for something you did or to start regarding you as one of my realest friends just because you bought me some fast food. After eating that meal you are planning to buy for me, I will still need that apology you owe me.

All being said, it’s high time fast food went back to being a darling to only busy people and those who understand and appreciate the monetary value of time. May all other fast food consumers (which I regret to say are fast outnumbering the originally intended consumers) eat with a conscience haunting them of what productive thing they are doing with the time saved by constantly feeding on these high fat and cholesterol fast foods. To my peers, the young people, please let’s cut some of the unnecessary expenses incurred because of these fast foods we so much adore.

#food

#society

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9 thoughts on “The problem with fast foods 

      1. Karen

        Real stuff up there……it has become a tradition these days that no friendship without price tags exists.
        Its weird how we are strangling to death lots of friendships because most of those we call friends don’t have fat pockets to satisfy our craving for fast foods.

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  1. Charlie

    I still feel some points on this fast food article are a little of point but its a good article. There are some grammatical errors on one or two areas in it but on the overall it is ok

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  2. Charlie

    Nice article. Some areas need to be corrected for the grammar errors. Some points concerning the fast foods are not fully looked into but a nice article

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  3. Osabiya

    Nice job bro, give credit where it is due, coming up with something like this isn’t an easy task sir, you deserve a credit.
    I like your point “some people have established fast food as a measure of classes; ” that’s true, the world is turning to materialistic. But I wished if you could have unearthed the health hazard of these fast foods….
    Nonetheless, keep it up

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  4. Sams

    You really deliver good lesson, infact if we could develop the spirit of working hard with positive mind of the best of our self community ariund us and future generation our community’s develop ements could not grow at a present volume

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