In response to “Here’s the Beef,” I have a few thoughts. First, bashing the reputation of fast-food chains is not a new thing. Many health nuts have written articles that have an almost parallel message of death on a bun and heart attacks in a carbonated can. This subject is not only tired but now completely in the mainstream. Everyone knows that a half pound of meat is not steamed cabbage, and yet people still eat at a burger place, even with the image of the thin, famous and beautiful in their minds.
The answer is simple: fast food is good, it’s cheap, and it’s easy. Most importantly, it’s our choice. So, a word to you health-crazed fanatics out there, please just leave alone those who wish to enjoy their meals.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.