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People are changing their diet very rapidly. A few years ago the word fast food was not so common to all. Now a day it is very common and popular word to all. Although fast food restaurants are often viewed as a representation of modern technology, the concept of "ready-cooked food to go is as old as cities themselves; unique variations are historical in various cultures. Ancient Roman cities had bread-and-olive stands, East Asian cultures feature noodle shops. Flatbread and falafel are
and lifestyle support. meanwhile. eating pleasure. Papri chaat. roadside stands in and around the larger cities continue to sell.ubiquitous in the Middle East. Popular Indian "fast" food delicacies include Vada pav. In the French-speaking nations of West Africa. Panipuri and Dahi vada. Cuisine Modern commercial fast food is often highly processed and prepared in an industrial fashion.a range of ready-to-eat. consumers have switched to fast food because of social pleasure. char-grilled meat sticks known locally as "brochettes" (not to be confused with the bread snack of the same name found in Europe). In recent years. Why are people.as they have done for generations. i. on a large scale with 2 . in recent years.e. Bhelpuri.. switching to fast food restaurants? Could it be that they purely just enjoy fast food? I believe there are three goals that consumers attempt to balance when deciding what and where to eat.
It is usually rapidly served in cartons or bags or in a plastic wrapping.standard ingredients and standardised cooking and production methods. uniformity and low cost. In most fast food operations. Because of commercial emphasis on speed. in a fashion which minimizes cost. menu items are generally made from processed ingredients prepared at a central supply facility and then shipped to individual outlets where they are reheated. and is key to being able to deliver the order quickly to the customer and eliminate labor and equipment costs in the individual stores. fast food products are often made with ingredients formulated to achieve a certain flavor or consistency and to preserve freshness. This process ensures a consistent level of product quality. 3 . cooked (usually by microwave or deep frying) or assembled in a short amount of time.
Chinese takeaways/takeout restaurants are particularly popular. rice. Many of these restaurants offer free delivery for purchases over a minimum amount. which has normally been fried. In some cases. They normally offer a wide variety of Asian food (not always Chinese). Most options are some form of noodles. 4 . The customer chooses the size of the container they wish to buy. It is common to combine several options in one container. there are many other forms of fast food that enjoy widespread popularity in the West. and some outlets charge by weight rather than by item. or meat.Variants Although fast food often brings to mind traditional American fast food such as hamburgers and fries. the food is presented as a smörgåsbord. and then is free to fill it with their choice of food. sometimes self service.
The filling often includes fish. A form of fast food created in Japan. Pizza is a common fast food category in the United States. and is served on a warmed flatbread with salad and a choice of sauce and dressing. and pizza delivery.Sushi has seen rapidly rising popularity in recent times. often with a time commitment. Sushi is normally cold sticky rice served with raw fish. with chains such as Domino's Pizza. Menus are more limited and standardized than in traditional pizzerias. Kebab houses are a form of fast food restaurant from the Middle East . Meat is shaven from a rotisserie. The most popular kind in the West is rolls of rice in nori with filling. especially Europe. chicken or cucumber. is offered. These doner kebabs are distinct from shish kebabs served on sticks. 5 . especially Turkey and Lebanon. Kebab shops are also found throughout the world. but they generally are less common in the US. Sbarro and Pizza Hut.
The most common sauce to accompany French fries is mayonnaise. A Dutch fast food meal often consists of a portion of French fries with a sauce and a meat product. Sometimes the fries are served with combinations of sauces. while others can be ketchup or spiced ketchup. Fish is battered and then deep fried.Fish and chip shops are a form of fast food popular in the United Kingdom. 6 . Australia and New Zealand. peanut sauce or piccalilli. The Dutch have their own types of fast food.
Globalization The global fast food market grew by 4. McDonald’s is located in 120 countries and operates 30. There are numerous other fast food restaurants located all over the world. In India alone the fast food industry is growing by 40% a year. The largest McDonald’s in the world is located in Beijing.8% and reached a value of 102. People's Republic of China. The Moscow restaurant is the busiest in the world. On January 31.000 restaurants around the world. and broke opening day records for customers served.100 restaurants in 7 . Burger King has more than 11.4 billion and a volume of 80. 1990 McDonald’s opened a restaurant in Moscow.3 billion transactions.
Pizza Hut is located in 26 countries. with 100 locations in China. 8 .186 restaurants located in 86 countries. 800 of them located in China. Subway has 29.Taco Bell has 278 restaurants located in 12 countries besides the United States. KFC is located in 25 countries. the first international location opened in December of 1984 in Bahrain.more than 65 countries.
They are higher in calories. 9 . particularly trans fats. which taste good but are not as good for you as other fats or oils. They are often lower in fiber. Many are higher in fat. They have more sugar.Why people are so attracted by fast food: Often mass-produced foods are a bit different to the food you have at home.
and often taste really good. *They are a sort of 'home cooked' fast food. *These are usually called processed foods because they have had something done to them to make them last longer. and cook or reheat quickly. and frozen so that we can reheat or quickly cook them at home. *Check out the ingredients listed on the package to see what you are actually eating. 10 .They have more salt. taste good. *Of course we can buy lots of 'fast' foods in the supermarkets too. *Many fast foods are made in factories. *Fast foods are easy to cook quickly.
Fast Food in Bangladesh Fast food trend is not so long in Bangladesh. wonderful dining experience and 11 . If we want to talk about the fast food restaurant in Bangladesh the name of Pizza hut will comes fast. Helvatia. Pizza Hut. To go there and take a meal was an occasional thing. only a few restaurant in the big cities. No there are thousands of fast food shops in the cities. Gulshan-1. In small town we can also found fast food. Kentucky Fried Chicken. People in the small town were not so familiar with fast food trend. Coopervs are some very popular restaurants in our country. Transcom Foods Limited. With a seating capacity of 220 persons. Pizza Hut offers the same great taste. The first and the only truly international chain restaurant in Bangladesh. a concern of Transcom Group is the franchisee of Pizza hut in Bangladesh. In Dhaka city there are a lot of small and big fast food shops at every corner.Now they have another outlet at Chittagong. Picture is different now. Just before 15 years. Here people are very dependant on fast food. the first outlet of Pizza Hut is located on South Avenue.
beverages. two of their signature crusts. The Pan Pizza and the Italian Pizza. pasta. salads. with same convenience and affordability of ordinary Quick Service Restaurants. Another international chain restaurant in Bangladesh is Kentuky Fried Chicken. Dhaka with a seating capacity of 178 persons. Pizza Hut offers a range of scrumptious soups. Transcom Foods Limited. They offer lot of food items some of them are Pizzas are obviously the main focus of the place. In the coming days. KFC strives to serve great tasting. a concern of Transcom Group is the franchisee of KFC in Bangladesh. KFC plans roll out more restaurants in Bangladesh 12 . “finger licking good” chicken meals that enable the whole family to share a fun.excellent service at affordable prices. KFC stands for high quality fast food in a popular array of complete meals to enrich the consumer’s everyday life. The first ever KFC restaurant has been opened in September at Gulshan. uninhibited and thoroughly satisfying eating experience. and desserts…quite a treat for the taste buds. Other than that. are definitely worthy of mention.
and directly opposes laws and habits that favor fast food choices. more varied and more nourishing tastes of fresh. trans fats and portion sizes. local ingredients that have been recently harvested. such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest. This movement seeks to preserve local cuisines and ingredients. Some of the concerns have led to the rise of the Slow Food movement. 13 .Criticism Fast food chains have come under fire from consumer groups. Proponents of the slow food movement try to educate consumers about what its members considers the richer. a longtime fast food critic over issues such as caloric content.
Health Issue Trans fats which are commonly found in fast food have been shown in many tests to have a negative health effect on the body. A reachers says that fast food consumption has been shown to increase calorie intake. and elevate risk for diabetes. promote weight gain.2% of their body weight. It was found that the monkeys who consumed higher level of trans fat developed more abdominal fat than those fed a diet rich in unsaturated fats. They also developed signs of insulin resistance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranked obesity as the number one health threat for Americans. the trans fat fed monkeys had gained 7. Both diets contained the same overall number of calories. A study shows fed monkeys a diet consisting of a similar level of trans fats as what a person who ate fast food regularly would consume. compared to just 1. It is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United Sates and results in 400. About 60 million American adults are classified as being obese with another 127 14 . After six years on the diet. which is an early indicator of diabetes.8% in the unsaturated fat group.000 deaths each year.
Hamburgers and French fries could be as addictive as heroin. · High fat ingredients are plentiful? Cheese. and "special sauces" (which are usually made from mayonnaise). jumbo.million being overweight. big. Researchers in the United States have found evidence to suggest people can become overly dependent on the sugar and fat in fast food. 15 . scientists have claimed. bacon. French fries. fried chicken or fish. mayonnaise. · The "more food for less money" pitch encourages overeating · Large. and double portions are the norm. Health issues associated with obesity causes economic despair regarding health care. The controversial findings add weight to claims that over-eating is simply down to a lack of self-control. extra large.
a few leafs of lettuce on a sandwich or. worst.400 milligrams) in just one meal.· Vegetables can be difficult to find. vegetables that are fried. · You can reach your daily sodium intake (2. such as potatoes or onion rings. aside from small salads. · Fruit is not present other than as orange juice or between the crusts of baked or fried pies. 16 . And that's without any additional table salt.
such as meal deals. · No hard-to-resist high-calorie greets you at the table. · You can make special requests to avoid hidden calories such as mayonnaise and special sauces. 17 . Its advantages can help you to eat better. supersizing and two-for-one offers. and as long as you can resist the tactics they use to encourage you to overeat. You can practice portion control--choose small.Advantages Fast food is easy. order and eat. junior or single sizes. · You can walk in. · Nutrition information is available. No delayed meals or waiting at the table for food. · You can split and share with no extra charges. regular. · Dessert is not a focal point of the menu.
com www. 4.Wikipedia. the free encyclopedia.Bibliography: Internet: 1. 3. Fast food .kfcbd. 18 . 2.com BBC NEWS Health. www.pizzahut.
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