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Why do most Americans Eat fast food when its cheapier and healthier to cook at home?

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  • Most would mean over 50% and that's not accurate. However, a lot of people in the US do eat fast food because it's convenient (hence the word "fast") and because it can be cheap (often cheaper than making the same thing at home and MUCH less time consuming, plus no mess to clean up).

    More and more people in the US are turning to more healthy options though, so even the fast food chains are having to adjust their menus to keep drawing people in. Back in the early 90s I frequented fast food places often, because it was cheap and quick. I decided to take a better look at my health in the mid to late 90s though and my behavior changed. For the past 15 - 20 yrs, fast food is rare for me. Maybe a few times a year (some years not at all). It's not because I can make a meal cheaper at home, but because I try to limit my intake of unhealthy food (occasionally treating myself is fine).
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  • This kind of offends me because i eat out sometimes with family for special events and MY DAD loves cooking. (im totally not on my dad's account.)
    Mike · 0 0
  • Too many commercials plus convenience.
    Question Queen · 1 0
  • I try to cook when I can, but sometimes I just like to not cook!
    Why do you drive everywhere when you can walk and gt some exercise?
    I live alone so its a pain to make a bunch of dirty dishes just for myself to clean. Plus wherr I work is a pain to use a microwave because theres like 100 people on lunch and 5 microwaves
    Bob · 1 0