RE: FAST FOOD NATION
Before I read it, I vowed I would not ever go to a McD's again, just due to the bland, mechanized food and service. After reading FFN, I'd rather starve to death than eat in any of the chains. Sadly, the book points out that not much has changed since "The Jungle" and in terms of global domination, mass market appeal to the lowest common denominator, labor relations, marketing, government corruption and on and on, things have gotten worse. Let's face it too, with the possible exception of some of the small regional chains, all of them strive for the same business plan as McD's. It therefore, gets me unnerved when there are discussions here about chain restaurants as though they are somehow worthy of discussion. Hardees, Subway, Cracker Barrel, All you can eat?!, Enough! All I can think of for this type of food serviec is "Soylent Green."