time.com – In recent years, fast food has undergone a revolution, with the biggest companies expanding with offerings such as with Taco Bell’s certified vegetarian menu and Chick-fil-A’s grilled chicken and salads. That, alongside the rise of fast-casual, relatively eco-friendly purveyors like Chipotle and Shake Shack, has made it easier than ever to get a quick, tasty bite for cheap. Here are some up-to-date rules about what you should keep in mind when ordering fast food so you get the most for your dollars—and what you should never go near.
Fast food costs less for a reason…
One of the main appeals of fast food is quite simple: It provides a cheap, satisfying source of energy. It’s hard to argue with the value of a $1 McDonald’s cheeseburger that instantly injects your body with 350 greasy calories. But there’s a cost to that efficiency that’s worth recognizing. “You’re getting what you pay for at a lot of fast-food restaurants,” said Lauren Shockey, author of the book Four Kitchens and former restaurant critic at the Village Voice. “Ethically sourced, sustainable meat and vegetables are not always cheap. If you expect that, then you can’t expect your meal to only cost $2.” In other words, don’t go into one of these spots asking about local farm partnerships.
“Ethically sourced, sustainable meat and vegetables are not always cheap. If you expect that, then you can’t expect your meal to only cost $2.”
Anybody going to Mickey D’s and ordering a $1 double cheeseburger and asking for this deserves to get jumped right out in the parking lot and there sneakers stolen, just saying