One of the things I’ve been saying over the last couple of years is that there’s no such thing as bad food, only bad diets. I say that because of how often we hear: don’t eat that, or don’t eat there. Fast food and convenience stores are supposedly the worst for you!
Here’s a story about a guy who ate at gas stations for 30 days and actually wound up losing weight. Now, he did look for healthy options, which are much more plentiful today, but the point, is that he made good choices. I’d also like to point out, that if you’re losing weight, you still have room for a good, old-fashioned Snickers bar! Maybe two!
When I think of a food court, two things usually come to mind.
The first is the food court located on a military installation where various fast food vendors are all located around the same eating area. Some of the vendors are those that the general public would find familiar with such as Taco Bell or Popeye’s Chicken, but there are also places that would only be familiar to military members such as Robin Hood or Anthony’s Pizza. The size and number of vendors varies with the size of the installation.
The second place that comes to mind is Disney World. Much like the military installation, there are different types of food available: burgers, pizza, desert, and full dinners. The dinners usually take on the style of the resort the food court is located in, but these are all owned by Disney.
After reading Gerald Nachman’s fictitious My Day In Food Court at The American Spectator, I now have a third picture in my mind when I think of a food court. But this one’s a little scary.