The fast food industry is well known for its fast service. This industry has begun in the 50s where women started to work side by side with men and seeking equal rights. With a a competitive environment and full-time jobs, it's hard to find time to do the cooking; so some, on their lunch break would search for a fast food restaurant that serves the food in little time. Also, watching the fast food advertisements, one can see that it's mostly related to the work environment, this is to say that this huge industry served its customers right. However, according to C. Anderzejczyk, in 2002 Americans started to change their minds about how they perceive the fast food restaurants and started to file lawsuits against this industry. Anderzejczyk in her essay “Legal issues in the fast food industry” refers to the first person a-56-years-old man, who made the bold step and sued fast food restaurants such as Mcdonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and Kentucky fried chicken for being the cause of his obesity and chronic health problems (21). Can individuals stand against big corporations? And can they win this battle? This is what we want to learn.
People should have the right to file a lawsuit whenever they feel their rights are being violated, and withholding some critical nutritional information from the food description is a violation of these rights. In addition, these lawsuits are valid and spread awareness about what should be done about the massive impact this industry had on the public's health, agriculture, and the animals we care about.
In spite of the awareness and the immense amount of lawsuits against the fast food industry, a lot of people favor the drive-thru food because it's affordable and it's next to your house, apartment, and school. Not to forget that the fast-food industry generates a great number of employment in the states. And providing jobs is a huge service to the public and the economic system of the country. Fast food might not be healthy, but it is fast and cheap. And these facts outweighs the dangerous side effects for some busy and poor parents.
However, the fast food industry has always been a factor when it comes to causing obesity among children and adults. Furthermore, animal abuse is one of the sickening acts that fast food industry should be held accountable for. This is why I support the lawsuits and I also believe in personal choice. People who still think that fast food restaurants are convenient they have the right to try their menu and stand for it, and people who stand against it also have the right to fight it back in the court.
Individuals are part of the community that aspires to flourish and prosper. Therefore, when they feel that their dream has being threatened, they have the right to protect it. Fast food lawsuits have spread awareness thru the media, and people now are more educated about this dangerous life threatening case to our environment. Many people now are seeking alternatives in order to avoid this easy access poisoning food. Without those lawsuits many valuable information would be withheld from the public. And for this enlightening insight we are thankful.
Andrzejczyk, Cynthia. "Legal Issues in the Fast Food Industry." The Progressive Writing Text. Hayward, 2015. 21. Print.