Fast Food and Contemporary restaurants in general. Informative - Using common sense.
With all of the ranting on this website about fast food and restaurants in general, lets take a look at something that most people haven’t shed light on. With society being in the shape it’s in today, people really have a lot of disregard for their health by entering an establishment and allowing people they do not know to prepare food for them to eat in a place where they cannot see the food being prepared. I am ready for all the usual sarcasm that goes with this site but hopefully someone will post replies that are half way intelligent. I do not nor ever have worked in a restaurant but common sense tells me a few things:
1. The majority of people who work in these establishments are young people (age 16-25). The US media (television especially) and adults in general have brainwashed these younger folks into believing the only people who are worth anything are the people who have lots of money and (in some cases) power. Most of these employees (not all) firmly believe they are above waiting on people (customers), and, sadly, they “deserve” a paycheck for doing nothing. With attitudes such as this rampantly becoming worse amongst the US youth (and yes, even youngsters from privileged families with parents who try to bestow good values and work ethics in them somehow get this in their heads too), it is no wonder there are so many complaints about “customer service” and “food quality”. I have found a simple solution: I don’t eat at any fast food establishment and that includes sit down restaurants such as Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, and Shoney’s. I have enough sense to know that by going through a drive thru to order food, I have no idea what I’ll be getting. I also have enough sense to know that if a person is a bitter individual (as so many who work in these places are), I’m certainly not going to allow them to prepare food for me. People of today are not what people of yesterday were. They don’t care. The only power we as individuals have is to choose not to frequent these places. Many people say they have no choice but to eat as places such as these. This is wrong. I pack my lunch everyday to take to work. I know the food is clean. I know who prepared it. I no longer am faced with “customer service” or “food quality” issues. The grocery business in itself is a greedy and crooked industry but the chances of getting clean food for home preparation outweighs the alternative of eating in fast food establishments.
2. The more “contemporary” restaurants such as Chili’s, Outback, and the like have the exact problems as the fast food establishments. The only thing I will ever consume in these places is draught beer. I can see the glass, I can see the bartender fill the glass, and it is more likely than not you are not going to have a problem with asking for a different glass (if you are unhappy with the one brought to you) when they have to do it in front of you with you watching.
3. I simply will not eat in a place where I can’t actually see the food being prepared. If a restaurant is really “upscale”, they will in no way have a problem showing the health inspector rating to it’s guests and, in rare requests, allow the guest to see the kitchen in which the food is being prepared. If enough people are fed up with the restaurant business, and they prepare more meals at home, the industry will suffer. People should approach this rapidly growing problem by using their brains and intelligence (some people do still have those). Any comments????????