Fast Food Nation

The whole experience is transitory and soon forgotten

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Unformatted text preview: f mass consumption. Hundreds of millions of people buy fast food every day without giving it much thought, unaware of the subtle and not so subtle ramifications of their purchases. They rarely consider where this food came from, how it was made, what it is doing to the community around them. They just grab their tray off the counter, find a table, take a seat, unwrap the paper, and dig in. The whole experience is transitory and soon forgotten. I’ve written this book out of a belief that people should know what lies behind the shiny, happy surface of every fast food transaction. They should know what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns. As the old saying goes: You are what you eat. I/the american way I/the american way 1/ the founding fathers CARL N. KARCHERlifes one of at once to be industry’sHoratio Alger, career extendsoffrom American dream, and origins to its current hamburger i the fast food pioneers. His the industry’s modest hegemony. His seems a tale by a fulfillment the a warning about unintended consequences. It is a fast fo...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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