The fast food industry in the U.S. has grown dramatically during the last few years. According to research, people in the U.S. spend more money on fast food than in higher education. The people that eat fast food range over all ages, from young children to retired senior people. However, senior people do not eat fast food very often. The group that consumes fast food the most is teenagers. Some of the reasons that young people eat more fast food than old people are young people have more money to eat and more ability to go out to eat than old people do, and young people are also busier than old people.
Today, most of the young people have more money to buy fast food than the old people do. To young people, the money that their parents provide is just enough for lunch. Young people, mostly high school students, want to work so they can have money to spend on clothes and hang out with friends. Since young people do not have to pay for their house or other bills, they keep all their money from work. Young people are more careless with their money than old people are. Last month, I went to my friend party, and he ordered pizzas for his party. At the end of the party, when we were cleaning up, he threw one un-opened pizza into the garbage. Once they have the money, young people do not want to stay at home for lunch or dinner if they feel hungry. Because of that, they eat fast food more often, while hanging out with their friends. They will stop by the closest McDonalds or other fast food restaurants to eat, as well as socialize. However, old people do not have that option. They cannot work because nobody wants to hire them. Employers do not want to hire anyone that cannot work fast and do hard work. Because that, the only money that old people receive is from the government. Unlike young people, old people have to pay for their rent, medication, and other things. However, the amount of money from the government is not very much. Last