Hygiene levels are suspect at best
As with all businesses that prepare food, such establishments will be required to comply with hygiene standards and have strict procedures in place.
However, we’ve all seen the news stories of rats in the kitchens and heard tales of what goes on the prep spaces from former employees.
These may be isolated incidents, but the fact is, working in a fast food facility is not a career choice anyone starts out with as their dream. For most employees, it’s a stopgap or a necessity. So, is the drive to deliver a high-quality service really going to be there?
Anything that makes the job easier and the day pass quicker is going to be a win. And being methodical about hand washing, equipment hygiene etc is going to be very low on the priority list.
It’s not really that cheap!
It does depend on how you are gauging this. If you are going on the cost of something you can shove in your face and feel fuller, then maybe it is cheap. But, given you primarily eat for nourishment, despite enjoyment being a major player (without food you die, it’s that simple), the nutritional value is extremely low.
If you compare it to a healthier option of a similar (or even lower) cost, you can nurture your body to a much higher level for much less money.
It may not feel as instantly satisfying, but it will feel better in the long run.
The graphic below shows the comparison between a salmon and egg salad and a Big Mac.