Event Title

Health of Value Menu: Cost Versus Benefits Analysis

Presenter Information

Lucas Sartain, Tyler Junior College

Start Date

18-4-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2017 7:30 PM

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Consumption of fast food is rapidly increasing on both a domestic and global scale. Fast food has become increasingly popular not only for its quick service, but also for the economic savings it provides. One arguable factor however, rests with the health concerns that accompany this category of food. Important preliminary measures include clearly defining what is classified as fast food, what is considered to be unhealthy, and what determines healthiness. The most frequently ordered items at most fast food restaurants are located on the dollar menu. Through various research, it will be determined whether the dollar menu is less heathy than the standard menu, specifically focusing on McDonalds. Evaluation begins with a brief historical analysis on the history of the dollar menu. Next, biological examination of the ingredients contained in both dollar menu items and regular menu items, and how the food breaks down in the human body. Lastly, a survey conducted of the general public will depict how individuals feel about the price versus health factors. Results show that the majority of people more often consider the price, rather than the healthiness of the food they consume.

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Health of Value Menu: Cost Versus Benefits Analysis

Consumption of fast food is rapidly increasing on both a domestic and global scale. Fast food has become increasingly popular not only for its quick service, but also for the economic savings it provides. One arguable factor however, rests with the health concerns that accompany this category of food. Important preliminary measures include clearly defining what is classified as fast food, what is considered to be unhealthy, and what determines healthiness. The most frequently ordered items at most fast food restaurants are located on the dollar menu. Through various research, it will be determined whether the dollar menu is less heathy than the standard menu, specifically focusing on McDonalds. Evaluation begins with a brief historical analysis on the history of the dollar menu. Next, biological examination of the ingredients contained in both dollar menu items and regular menu items, and how the food breaks down in the human body. Lastly, a survey conducted of the general public will depict how individuals feel about the price versus health factors. Results show that the majority of people more often consider the price, rather than the healthiness of the food they consume.