The Consumption Patterns of Fast Food in Small Cities

소도시의 패스트푸드점 이용실태에 관한 연구 -김천, 상주지역을 중심으로-

  • Park, Mo-Ra (Dept. Food and Nutrition, Sangju National University) ;
  • Kim, Soon-Hee (Dept. Food Science and Technology, Kimchen College) ;
  • Wi, Sung-Uhn (Dept. Food and Nutrition, Kimchen College)
  • 박모라 (상주대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김순희 (김천대학 식품가공학과) ;
  • 위성언 (김천대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1999.05.30


This study was to investigate the consumption patterns of fast food in small city. The survey was conducted by questionnaires from March to April in 1997. The object was 500 men and women who were in their teens through fifties and living in Kimchen and Sangju city. A total of 444 subjects(88.8%) excluding incomplete answer were analyzed, all statistical data analysis were conducted using the $SAS/PC^+$. 1. The reason why people go to fast food restaurants are quickness, a convenient place, good taste, low prices, good service, and good atmosphere. There was significant correlation with each element with one exception between taste and prices. 2. On the question about the fast food which was eaten most frequently, responded hamburger to 39.86%, noodles to 29.50%, chicken to 16.67%, pizza to 10.36% and the others to 3.60%. And female, teens and twenties ate hamburger more often and another groups ate noodles more often. 3. The standard of choosing fast food restaurants was taste, prices, sanitation, atmosphere and service. There was significant correlation with exception between taste and prices, sanitation and service, atmosphere and service. 4. About propriety of fast food serving size as one meal, it was not enough portion for female and 40s. 5. The awareness that eating foreign-made food was not right, was significant difference among age groups, but not sex. 6. Customers was discontented with sanitation, price and service. There was also significant correlation with each element. 7. The frequency of eating fast food was 1-2 times/a month(35.36%), 3-5 times/a month(31.31%), 5-10 times/a month(18.24%), hardly using(11.04%), 10-20 times/a month(2.70%), over 20 times/a month(1.35%). There was significant difference among sex and age groups.