English Comp. II
Fast Food, Roughly Speaking
We live in the health conscious society. Every day we are bombarded with nightly news broadcasts discussing various risks involving the so called “plague” of fast food on this great nation. As an admitted convenience junkie, I am fascinated with the way various staples of the fast food lexicon are repurposed to the foreign nations. With my final paper analysis, I intend to research the way every culture interprets menu items. What makes the fast food experience different in other nations?
Early in its inception, fast food was a relatively obscure way to feed a family of four. Sprung forth from this United States incarnation, it is now a world-wide phenomenon. Fast food isn’t just a quick way to grab a meal, but also a way of life for many. Even more fascinating are the overseas menu for these local favorites. In other parts of the globe they have done away with the simple hamburger, a fixture at most locales. These items are molded and shaped, in a chameleon like fashion, adjusting to whatever the culture demands.
Even though health concerns are at an all-time high when it pertains to fast-food, why is the
business booming bigger than ever? With new branches of chains opening daily around the world, it
truly is becoming a global fast-food takeover. In the article, “A New Fast-Food Invasion” by Joel Stein, he
discusses the world-wide phenomenon of this industry. When it comes to choosing this piece as a
source for my final paper, there are a few questions I need to ask myself.
This article does discuss part of my topic. It focuses more on the Universal branching out of fast
food. When McDonald’s opens chains everyday around the world, each location puts their own unique
twist on items that would be normal to us in the states. This helps the franchise to soar everywhere it
goes, almost as if each fast-food chain becomes a chameleon of sorts,...