Fast food is bad
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Fast food is a known cause for many deaths. Have you ever heard of the pink slime used in fast food burgers? At first, pink slime was not approved for human consumption. It was previously used in pet food, and was eventually allowed in fast food because it was a cheep filler that saved more money than buying actual, quality beef. It was exposed to ammonia gas and other gasses, and ended up getting a lot of people sick. Food editor J.M. Hirsh described pink slime as highly mealy with bits and studs of cartilage-like matter. Yummy good.
It is true that many people abuse the availability of the fast food restaurant, but some people really do not have a choice. Healthy food is generally more expensive than unhealthy food, so ordering McDonalds half the week is the easy way out of figuring whether a week's groceries or a week's heating is more important. People do abuse fast food restaurants, but those restaurants abuse their customers right back.
jayteescout forfeited this round.
"Pink slime"- A controversial ingredient made of cow by-products.
Fast food- Of, relating to, or specializing in food that can be prepared and served quickly.
I would first like to point out that while pro lacks ANY citation whatsoever. Now on with the debate,
"Fast food is a known cause for many deaths.". I would like to ask my opponent what proof he has to verify this statement as well as the following one:
"Have you ever heard of the pink slime used in fast food burgers? At first, pink slime was not approved for human consumption.". While this may be true, many fast food chains have stopped using "pink slime" entirely.
"some people really do not have a choice. ", this statement is unclear. Are you saying that they don't have a choice in restaurants? Or that they don't have a choice to eat healthy? Because these are completely different, and it is not hard to eat healthy at a fast food place. For example, Mcdonalds has many low calorie options for no more than a regular meal as I'm sure most if not all other fast food franchises do too.
And finally, my opponent stated that "People do abuse fast food restaurants, but those restaurants abuse their customers right back.". While you are agreeing with me on my statement that customers do abuse the restaurants, how exactly do restaurants abuse their customers? Id like you to provide specifics as well as sources to back it all up.
Fast food is not evil, or even that bad. there is just no way that you can say that the restaurants cause any sort of serious health risk. Even if someone is unable to eat anywhere else, there are still multiple healthy options for them to choose from, therefor not eating healthy at such a place is the fault of the customer and NOT the restaurants.
"...it is not hard to eat healthy at a fast food place. For example, McDonalds has many low calorie options for no more than a regular meal..." This may be true. McDonalds and similar fast food restaurants carry dishes like salads or even kids menu items like apple fries that are healthier to eat than its other, fattier foods, but that does not make the fattier foods any better. Just because one can go to McDonalds only to eat a salad and still be healthy does not make the burger that his friend is eating any healthier. That is just ignoring the fact that all but two or three items on the menu is bad for you.
It says at  that McDonalds' Big Breakfast with Hotcakes is 1090 calories a tray. That is over half of an average persons' calorie intake a day, all in just one meal! Unhealthy. You know what else it is? Cheep. The Big Breakfast costs $2.39.
In, conclusion, while the fast food restaurant may carry SOME healthy choices, for the most part, their dishes are fatty and unhealthy with little to no nutritional value, and the only upside to it is that it cost you a dollar to eat. Just eating salad the whole time is not the solution to fast food restaurants being okay to eat at. The solution is either to stop eating there or for the fast food restaurant to make healthier food.
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