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Will fast food restaurants ever go out of business?

  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Will fast food restaurants ever go out of business?

    The  trend is leaning towards healthier eating, so will fatty, sugary and fried foods ever go by the wayside?

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    donniequeposted 2 years ago

    i dont feel as though fast food restraurants will go out of business anytime soon. yes people are desiring to be healthier and what not however the convinence of it alone will make it stick around.

  3. sylvia13 profile image70
    sylvia13posted 2 years ago

    When I first read your title I would have said No. People have them to make some money and workers and students need them. But then I read the second part and I had to think. Yes, the trend is definitely going towards eating healthier food, so maybe the ones with fatty, sugary and fried foods will end up having a healthier eatery business, or that is my hope anyway.

  4. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    fast food business will never go out of business. You know why? It is a compulsory food chain in the world. Although we know that it is not healthy, drives you to the graveyard earlier, people are still relying on fast food for quick meal

  5. CarolineChicago profile image82
    CarolineChicagoposted 2 years ago

    The type of fast food we Americans eat will hopefully change--and I believe it is changing. Despite its current issues, Chipotle is a great example. It's expensive but better for a person--and the consumers love it. 
    In other cultures, people eat a huge variety of fast food, from ramen and pho to tacos and brioche, from street vendors / carts / food trucks and tiny bodega and cafes. Some Asian cities, like Singapore, have brought the street vendors indoors into huge food courts in order to improve sanitation.
    The huge difference: most of the fast food the rest of the world eats is made by small businesses.  Our rendition of American street food (McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, etc.) is owned by corporate conglomerates dedicated to stockholders and the bottom line. I think that's why food trucks here in the U.S. are increasing in popularity. The quality is better and the owners aren't sacrificing for Wall Street.

    1. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Is the "fast food" that other cultures offer on the street, more healthy than American versions?
      I agree that the food trucks are offering better choices than the corporate fast food restaurants food quality.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Due to the recent outbreak of ecoli in Chipotle restaurants they will all be closed on February 8th. Plans are to re-evaluate their food handling process. Apparently having no preservatives in their foods caused some issues.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    No. I think there will always be a market for hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, pizza, buffalo wings, pizza, donuts, chips, popcorn, fried chicken, ice cream cones, and assorted other quick meals.
    People who buy such food on a regular basis do so for taste, {convenience, and price}. You can't beat a hot meal for under $5!
    One can buy a hot dog and soda at Costco for $1.50 with free refills of soda or they can pay $1.99 for a nice size organic tomato.
    Lowering the price on healthy foods might help but I doubt it.
    My guess is you will see fast food restaurants continue to offer their mainstay meals and add on healthy options for those who want it.
    However most people who want healthy food tend to stay away from being tempted by avoiding entering fast food restaurants.