Siting in the restaurant and ordering a regular meal, cost people more time and money than purchasing fast food.
However, at the same time, fast food brings many unhealthy dangers to people.
That’s the pro case for a sugar tax, and it’s a good one.
But policymakers need to consider the downsides too.
The concept of fast food is obviously, food ready-to-eat and served quickly.
Fast food is made with highly-processed ingredients to give it a long shelf-life, to hold consistency, and to enhance flavor.
Americans are getting fatter and fatter every year.
It is estimated that as many as one in five Americans is obese.
Increasing the price of fast foods can affect people’s behavior, and steer them toward healthier diets, lower weight and less risk of diabetes.
Since “Sin tax" is already widely applied to many substances, such as alcohol and tobacco, and it was successful in the case of smoking cessation efforts, it could also be helpful on fast food.