The concept of Fast food is really a quite ingenious one. It brings together reasonably priced well menu items, prepared and served with the working man's schedule in mind, and is typically well balanced. The calorie content is typically more conducive for the nourishment of physically hard working people, especially when the generous up-sized portions are chosen. Some people, derogatorily, refer to fast food as junk food, which I believe is unfair. Consider the alternatives: What would Joe and Martha Six-pack opt to eat instead when faced with a busy schedule? Would it be a hot-pocket thrown in a microwave? Would it Be hot-dogs and potato chips? Would it be left over cake? Fast food, when consumed in moderation, and not with religious abandon on a daily basis is really much better than its reputation.