I feel the question should be does any neighborhood need another fast food chain?
The simple answer to that question in NO, Rogers Park does not need a Burger King next to the Mobile Station.
People who live in United States today have become fast food junkies. With the constant marketing campaigns everywhere it is not a surprise. Likewise the food has been designed to activate every pleasure center in the brain; fatty pleasures, sugar pleasure, and salty pleasure. My favorite is the fact that all of these fast food chains offer diet drinks (sugar pleasure) that may offset your bad caloric intake by 200 calories if you get the regular sized drink (200 Calories).
The ever so popular Whopper Meal contains 1200 calories and that is you donâ€™t ask for the next size up drink and fries. Just averaging for all adults for moderately active adults the caloric intake should be around 2300 calories per day. If you consume a Whopper Meal half your calories will be accounted for in a meal loaded with trans fats, sugar, and high salt content.
Due to people ever delight to have their brains pleasure center activated by fast food obesity is at an all time high along with type two diabetes which both can be control with a healthy balance diet. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/
The only benefit of a Burger King is each franchise employs 15 to 20 minimum wage jobs and most of them, part time.
And as I have made my point about the evils of the food, I myself on rare occasion will indulge in Whopper with Cheese meal.