Who cares? They’re convenient and somewhat affordable, which are two of the most important factors that contribute to consistency. We all know consistency is key if you’re looking to achieve your goal of being a healthier person, whether that means losing weight or building muscle, or both.
You see, here in LA, there has been a growth in the past two years (probably even longer than that but it’s becoming absurd now) of restaurants/eateries/fast food places that have taken the Subway/Chipotle approach to serving you food. There’s a buffet on the other side of a glass window and for a relatively flat rate, you get to choose what you eat.
We now have at least three pizza chains (Pizza Rev, Pieology, Pizza Press) and so many poke places (and a ton more are opening from Santa Monica to Hollywood) that are doing the same exact thing because apparently, it’s a good business model. You can’t blame them for trying to take advantage of the opportunity when Subway and Chipotle are billion dollar revenue companies, although 2015 might not have been the best years for them.
Getting back to the question that we’re addressing, the answer is yes and no. While Subway and Chipotle might be healthier fast food options than Burger King and Applebee’s, they’re not as healthy or as affordable as preparing your own meals at home. As always, if you can make it work for you then got for it, but at the end of the day nothing beats cooking at home for health and wealth.
The picture of poke (sliced or cut fish) shown above was taken at Sweetfin Poke in Santa Monica and cost nearly $15.