Alec Klassen, Lauren Gerald, Kirstie James
The concept of fast food was introduced around 70 years ago to respond to the demand for cheap food that can be produced at a large scale. What started out as smaller businesses eventually evolved into multibillion dollar corporations focused on meeting such large demands. The result was businesses searching for new, less costly ways to produce their food. Despite its adverse health effects, fast food has become too popular for the typical American to turn down. The most frequently expressed grievances concerned with fast food involve the quality or freshness of the ingredients. Since these companies use centralized sources for food, it is much more difficult to properly meet these expectations. Fast food is also criticized for the treatment of their livestock due to their introduction of unnatural diets that results in poorer health and overall poorer quality of the meat. Certain businesses such as Chipotle have made it their mission to improve the quality of their food, setting an example of how businesses could aspire to cultivate and produce cheap, quick meals.