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    Depending on where you live, Mcdonalds can be cheaper than going to the store. In my state everything tends to be more expensive.
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    Fast food shouldn't even be considered food. It's garbage, plain and simple.

    Actually, eating out costs much more than preparing your own meals. While groceries may cost "more" up front, they tend to last longer and deliver bigger portions than our fast food nemeses. Let's also not forget the health benefits of home cooked meals over processed crap.

    However, this is only the result of our time-consumed and over-worked lives. There is never enough hours in the day for most of us and a faltering economy only compounds this problem.
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    I've the view it's more than just slow economy. It's the commodity of the generations. Many peoples can't cook or don't cook because they're living their lives on the run. Many peoples just order something to eat at work or grab a coffee quickly in the morning. McDonalds is popular because it's affordable but it has other things like the toys in the meals for children, the birthday parties and entertainments, playgrounds, the drive in, opening long hours. McDonalds is catering to this kind of mentality and we've to change that first before waiting for it to go bankrupt. Because there is a long list of other companies, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks...

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    That article was lol coz f.E. in my location the McDonalds foods are not so cheap and many workplace have got kitchen with microwave oven, thus many people use to bring from home cooked food. Other people use to eat sandwiches. Moreover these junkfoods haven't got enough nutrition and the people will be hungry soon after these "meals". Or others use to eat at dönermeisters or chink restaurants (these are junks too but stodgy).

    These "restaurants" rather just fashionable place for mid-class consumidiots coz these too expensive for the low-class people.


    Unfortunately I use to eat these places coz I cannot bring food with me at weekdays but I use to cook at weekend.

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    Many of these fast food garbage lots accept food stamps:
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business...ood-stamp-act/

    In the colder areas they have playgrounds not to mention wifi.

    Yes, it is easy and cheaper to make food from scratch. It seems to be a lost art. That and so many couples work full-time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unity Mitford View Post
    if men were paid properly so that women did not have to work outside the home, there would be less demand for this toxic processed food
    I could not agree more! I think one reason that fast food is so popular is because not many people know how to cook. I suppose there is no time to learn how or to do so when everybody in the family works full-time jobs.

    I have some friends who are trying to move out of their parents' houses and they were trying to convince me that fast food is cheaper than cooking from scratch! I honestly don't know were people get that idea from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosLord View Post
    Fast food shouldn't even be considered food. It's garbage, plain and simple.

    Actually, eating out costs much more than preparing your own meals. While groceries may cost "more" up front, they tend to last longer and deliver bigger portions than our fast food nemeses. Let's also not forget the health benefits of home cooked meals over processed crap.

    However, this is only the result of our time-consumed and over-worked lives. There is never enough hours in the day for most of us and a faltering economy only compounds this problem.
    In many cases it doesn't even cost more up front. Look at ordering a pound worth of hamburger from fast food dollar menus compared to buying a pound of ground beef at the grocery store. $4 (4 quarter pound burgers @ $1 each) vs $2.50 (local price). Remember, you're comparing 73% lean beef and not the more expensive leaner cuts.

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