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why do so many people eat mcdonalds even though they know its bad for them

Asked by Mtl_zack (6759points) March 5th, 2008

the combos make it more expensive than 1$

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brownlemur's avatar

Cheap, readily available everywhere, fast. But gross nonetheless.

Mtl_zack's avatar

@brownlrmur: I agree its fast and everywhere, but its not cheap. Y nuggets and fries and coke is 8$

Riser's avatar

We are iconclastic. McDonalds knows how to market.

Starbucks is a stellar example. They charge $4 for a latte that is full of cancer causing ingredients.

Unfortunately this country, more than any other, will sell their health and well being for the $0.99 menu.

jrpowell's avatar

I have the hots for the girl working the register at the one down the street… And I’m fucking lazy. And replace McDonalds with Carl’s JR.

jonno's avatar

Because people seem to like the food, it’s cheap and it’s convenient. While it’s true that McDonald’s isn’t good for you, so are a lot of foods – plus, if you eat “bad” foods only once in a while, it isn’t usually too unhealthy.

kevbo's avatar

Also, it’s addictive on a chemical level.

EZ3k14L's avatar

It appeals to all walks of life. Poor and homeless folks, drug addicts, alcoholics, travelers, low income famlies, rich new englanders with a broken down bentley in jersey.
it ALSo cure a hangover with its greasy soaked breakfast menu. Gives a tasty fill to a
crackhead with no appetite or
kitchen. They are fucking everywhere. If u go out of your way to eat there. You are fucking nuts!

pattyb's avatar

Let’s be fair. Americans consume incredible amounts of pizza, ice cream, kfc, beer, sweet soft drinks, chips, packaged baked goods, candy, deli meats, fried foods, etc. None of it thats any good for you. Mcdonalds is always the first to get bashed. They do however make it a point to stay visible.

EZ3k14L's avatar

It appeals to all walks of life. Poor and homeless folks, drug addicts, alcoholics, travelers, low income famlies, rich new englanders with a broken down bentley in jersey.
it ALSo cure a hangover with its greasy soaked breakfast menu. Gives a tasty fill to a
crackhead with no appetite or
kitchen. They are fucking everywhere. If u go out of your way to eat there. You are fucking nuts!

Spargett's avatar

I remember it was like candy when I as kid. I guess its not a surprise considering how much fat and sugar is in everything.

But yeah, I wonder the same thing all the time. It must have to do with the fact that people don’t really understand exactly why its bad for you and what it does. They just know its “bad”, which isn’t enough to stop you. Just ask any teen and all the stuff their parents label as “bad”.

But I’ve learned all about fast food and even though it is tasty, my education has given me zero desire to eat there.

P.S. If you think its cheap, just calculate the related health care costs.

buster's avatar

duh! $dollar$ $doublecheeseburgers$

lxlericalxl's avatar

cheap, fast, tasty!

mcbealer's avatar

Check out the documentary Supersize Me. Morgan Spurlock does an excellent job answering your question.

stuff12's avatar

cause it fucking tastes good, duh

seuratguy's avatar

Because of evolution, we tend to place more importance on immediate gratification. Possible health issues way down the road can’t compete with the immediate pleasure of a high fat yet tastey meal. Same reason why people don’t save for retirement until late in life. Most people are weak.

justblonde41's avatar

to tell the truth…i think that people eat mcdonalds because its fast, easy, cheap, and some things are good! But i absolutley HATE mcdonalds! but i have a 3 year old sister and an 8 year old brother, they cant understand!!

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