Over the last few years whenever you say fast food the first things that come to our head are unhealthy, cheap, greasy, chemicals, preprocessed, high fat, etc. fast food has such a negative connotation nowadays, and Ill be honest it really bothers me. How did we let something as glorious as fast food get such bad pr? It is the food of the people no?
Have you ever gone tapas hoping in Barcelona? Grabbed a bowl of pho in Ho Chi Minh? Got some really nice tacos over the central market in DF? Grilled octopus on Pharos? How about some dubious meat hot pot in Xi'an? Ceviche in the streets of Cusco? Chorreadas or a Churchill in Guanacaste? Vigoron in Puntarenas? Some pizza on the lower east MH?
Is every single one of them fast food or am I crazy?
Hopefully Ill end up with my own place selling something similar until the day I die(if i get lucky)
I really hate how we are associating the term fast with bad food. And you are going to say to me that is the big corporations fault and that they are serving poison blah blah blah, bulshit. Is a Big mac worse for you than some traditional Mexican enchiladas? Are you sure? Lets say they aren't(they are). Lets say that they are serving you pure poison(at least no more poisonous whatever guilty pleasure you have every other weekend) . Why do you eat it? Why do you take your kids over there? And you'll say that they are evil for making it difficult for you to eat healthy, well of course they are they are businesses not charity's.What did you expect?
If all the fast food chains were replaced by independently Mom and Pops dinners tomorrow how much healthier would we eat? would there be less fat people? Less heart attacks? Would we blame cows for being to fatty or potatoes for having so many carbs next? It seems this is the age of pointing our fingers. We are responsible for what we eat, we dictate the market trends. Its our responsibility to eat healthy not anyone else and expecting such big companies as MC change their billion dollar business model for such a small segment of the population is not realistic at all. MCDonalds is a business(and what an efficient money making machine it is, am I the only one to admire the efficiency of it?), they'll serve you the lowest quality crap that they can get away with. See those are the key words, we let them do it. They are excellent business woman/men over there as soon as we really want to start getting healthy as a whole , they will be already waiting for you with their organic gluten/fructose/dairy free, vegan, free range oak burger(and how you guys want this accomplished without chemicals is beyond me). The reality is that we talk the talk but we don't walk the walk.
Why would we want to change what we eat anyway, I for one think its delicious. It seems that the more tech savvy we become the less common sense we have. I want to eat bacon pizza everyday, but without getting fat and living till I am 100. Somehow we are trying to change everything to suit our needs or demands, when it would be so much easier to change our way of thinking.
I know that there are reasons and science and all kinds arguments of why this is the way to go, but somehow all of them sound like excuses in order to change everything except us.
And all this bullshit is affecting my beloved fast food, so seriously guys stop it. Just be normal. Have some restraint.
Am I totally wrong?