It’s amazing to see how successful but immoral fast food restaurants have become. McDonald’s, Burger King, and Subway are some of the many fast food restaurants out there. These fast food restaurants have become corrupt in nearly every way imaginable, and the immoral part is just as well-known as the success of these restaurants.
Subway thought that eating fresh meant having their customers eat the same material that gets used to make yoga mats and shoe soles (yuck). The result was an immediate outcry on social networks. Subway trended on Twitter for the wrong reason, and now you may be wondering if those Januany and Februany deals every year are really worth it.
The employees are not the best either. Many fast food restaurants tend to focus on a quantity of employees instead of quality employees because their chains are spread throughout the world. Imagine a day when you drove 1 hour straight in a town or city and did not see a McDonald’s or another fast food restaurant. You probably can’t. In fact, it is easy to see that fast food restaurants focus on having a quantity of employees from these strange stories about past employees who got fired. What’s also worth mentioning are these horror stories from a McDonald’s employee’s.
So why exactly are these fast food restaurants successful. The reason is that these fast food restaurants’ prices and convenience make up for the lack of quality. Although eating from these fast food restaurants have numerous negative effects–which consumers know about–the idea of having food made for you in 5 minutes at a location close to home is an offer most people cannot refuse. Even though people know what the bread at Subway is really made of, many people will still eat at Subway.
Another reason fast food restaurants are very successful is because they keep on showing up. It’s very difficult to drive in a town or city without seeing McDonald’s, Subway, or any other fast food restaurant as well. It’s also getting increasingly more difficult to watch TV for an hour and not see a commercial promoting a fast food restaurant. Whether it’s Subway’s Februany or McDonald’s Buy 1 Big Mac and get a second Big Mac free offer, avoiding these commercials is more challenging than ever. This inability to escape results in many people getting suckered into ordering food from these fast food restaurants.
You can’t even escape these fast food restaurants on social networks. Even when Subway was trending for the wrong reason on Twitter, it just comes to show another reason why we cannot escape them. Fast food restaurants are using promoted tweets, Facebook advertising, and purchases of fake followers to give themselves presences that cannot be ignored. Let’s not forget that many of these fast food restaurants are open 24/7.
Fast food restaurants have become the locations where the skinny become the obese. If fast food restaurants were not fast at delivering food, they would not be nearly as successful as they are today.
Fast food restaurants have brainwashed consumers into sacrificing quality for convenience and price. Fast food restaurants know what they are doing is wrong, but they have no reason to stop because they are still generating billions of dollars in sales.
Fast food restaurants have become very controversial as a result of their ethics. While some people scorn fast food restaurants for what they have done to the world, others won’t stop eating at fast food restaurants no matter how horrible the stories are. For the consumers, price and convenience triumph against quality.