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Why do Americans eat a lot of fast food?

I saw so many Americans eat fast food every day.

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Because we work a lot, and don't always have time for a home cooked meal.

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You hit the nail on the head!!!!
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True, but it tastes gross :p
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It's down to cultural factors on the one hand and convenience on the other. Fast food is also filling and inexpensive. As most Americans eat at work, they lack the time to prepare healthy meals and result to fast food. There is more on this at http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-326858.html.

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Because of the corporate takeover and mind numbing commercials.

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Because fast food is quick an yummy

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Until you die a slow death of heart disease at the age of 57 after spending hundreds of thousands in hospital bills for cancer which is just a money making business for bigpharma anyway. So enjoy.
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With all due respect, there is no study which has been published indicating the consumption of fast food causes cancer. Too much of any processed and/or fried foods can cause a bevy of health issues. I respect the opinions of all members however, my mother died at the age of 40 (I was only 18) from lung cancer, not fast food, and my sister has been in remission for five years (lung cancer). I guess your "opinion" struck a cord with me. It's not what you eat, it's how much you eat of it. Everything in moderation...
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Well, it tastes good, quick to order and make, seems like an easy meal, and a lot of people feel like there isn't time for them to make proper meals. fast food restaurants take that problem away. Hope I helped! :)

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Because its 'merica

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It's quick and easy, some just eat it because they like it, some are just too lazy to cook, or can't. I'll eat it rarely, but I really don't like to

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Its the easiest and quickest place to go. There are few people who really go out of their way for fast food(unless theyre craving a cheeseburger) but I know many people, such as an EMT truck driver, who may not have time to have a proper meal.
There are also far more fast foods restaurants in America than anywhere else.

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it's just easier when your on the move

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FAST FAST FAST!!! The quicker, the better!! Don't have a second to spare!! Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go!! Move it along!! Places to be, people to see!! Not time to chew, just throw it all in a blender and make me a BigMac smoothie!!!.......smh......the awesome wonders of the world we live in. People used to take time.....people used to care.....now it's all hustle and bustle move onto the next thing and barely take a second to catch you're breath.....

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So true...
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I long for the days of Little House on the Praire.....I don't care if it was a dusty and dirtee time to live in.....those people had their priorities straight....
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BigMac smoothie!!! HAHA NAAAAASSSTTYYYY!!
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Nah, I like our time better...mostly.
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Was that meant to be read as fast as humanly possible?
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YES it was!! 8)
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Fast delicious available everywhere and super cheap like a hamburger and fries is like 1.50

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Cause thats the way, uh huh, uh huh we like it! Uh huh uh huh!

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Very funny doc... now take this. http://youtu.be/q3svW8PM_jc
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Classic!
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because if you are driving you don't want to drive all the way home.

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Most people here don't have the time to prepare home-cooked meals everyday.

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Cause we're fat and lazy! . . . or we just like it. Or we don't have time, etc.

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Because they are in a hurry, and their nutritional needs are outweighed by their available time.

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Americans are constantly on the go. Barely take a moment to stop and smell the flowers. Since there is a fast food joint on every corner, as there is a Walgreens, it's quick and easy and sometimes the lazy way to eat.

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I don't eat fast food!
Its poison! I once had the misfortune of having to stop at a popular fast food restaurant
after being on oxygen for a prolonged outpatient procedure
So my sense of smell was particularly keen..
The stench of rotted meat was in the air...its rotten scraps your eating!

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Yeah it's pretty gross! ... Except Taco Bell!
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Dude .. I puked in the parking lot!
Nothing makes me puke!
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Its not a personal opinion really!
But thanks :)
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blades...
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It taste good!?!? Haha

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It's quick and easy to eat that's why Americans eat the food

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Yum

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Misleading advertising leads us to believe what we see and hear. Notice how many food commercials never mention calories or salt content in ads. These same companies pay millions of dollars to politicians so they will not allow truth in advertising bills to pass into legislation. Educate yourself, the information is on the Internet you just need to want to find it. Your off to a good start by asking your question here.

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Because its good and we very often dont have time for anything else. Between school, church and extracurricular stuff everyone has activities every night. Kids are overscheduled with sports and/or arts activities like baseball, football, dance, martial arts, piano, etc practices for all the above, school functions, church functions, etc and moms n dads work all day, sometimes late ir on weekends, then spend all evening and weekends taking kids to and from various activities and watching kids during activities. Then theres all the activites, chores and meetings the adults have scheduled for themselves. No one has much time to actually cook. Like my sister is a teacher and has two teenage sons. Most days she leaves the house at 7:00am and doesnt get back home until 10:00pm because the boys always have sports and she attends every practice as well as games. She sure doesnt have time to cook a meal and cant afford regular restaurants. Fast food is edible, fast and relatively affordable. It fits our stressed out, fast paced busy lifestyles. Im mean who can beat meals you can eat on the road. I have to eat at least two lunches a week while driving or i wouldnt get lunch. Fast food works just right.
Just the way it is for many Americans.

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It seems that Americans are obsessed with fast food, from my side of view. It's convenient, inexpensive, quick and easy on the go.

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Because its Fast.

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Convinence. That or they just want to be fat

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Because no one does housework.

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because they are fools.. healthy food is even cheaper.. and of course most women can not cook..

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Because it is easy and they do not have to cook.

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fast and cheap

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Fast food is convenient and inexpensive, thus fits the niche for lots of people in the US. Unfortunately this type of food is high in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, all which contribute to chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Some of the genes many people carry have not "kept up" with the fast transition to food overabundance and high fat intake, and work to "store food" (as fat) leading to weight gain... This is one of the main reasons we are facing so much overweight and obesity. http://gbhealthwatch.com/HotTopic-ThriftyGene-CalorieCount.php

Limiting intake of fast foods is one way to help cut back on excessive calorie, fat and sodium intake...

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because it tastes good.

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Not everyone eats fast food all the time. Yes, you walk into a McDonald's and there are at least a dozen people there, but that doesn't mean that these people eat it every day. There are many fast food restaurants around the world, especially in Europe. People eat there too, don't they? Yes, some Americans eat fast food ALL the time, but many others just once in a while, or not at all. So don't stereotype our country.

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they are not only going into mcdonald's and eat a lot of salads and fast food.

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Cos they are fat bastards

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because they can aford to eat fast food. and its fast so u dont have to WEIGHT. jk tht was mean

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