Fast Food For the Soul

Galatians 5:22-23, friendly restaurants
Do you know how most people choose their favorite fast-food restaurant?

McDonald’s, the creator of the fast-food industry, experienced initial success through simplicity (9 food/drink items), location (near major highways) and price (15 cent burgers when most sold for 30 cents). 

Sixty years later, simplicity, location and price are no longer the major factors in fast-food popularity. According to recent research, the most important determinant for choosing fast food restaurants is friendliness...even more important than taste!

We shouldn’t be surprised. After all, friendliness includes many of the qualities God calls fruit of the Spirit—food for our souls: 
“love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence).” Galatians 5:22-23, Amplified Bible

May the Lord help us exhibit these fruits which are nutritious “fast-food” for hungry souls in our world. Let's be God-friendly today!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

Interesting fact: There are more Subway restaurants in the world (33,749) than McDonalds (32,737) according to The Wall Street Journal.
Resource for devotion stats: What Do Today’s Fast Food Junkies Like? 

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3 comments:

  1. It is true friendliness outweighs many things when it comes to choosing a place to eat! Although I prefer Subway over McDonalds because it's actually healthier. ;) Stopping over from WLW!

    ~Bekah @PrincessPartyGirl.blogspot.com

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  2. I never thought of how we choose fast food places but it's true when someone is friendly...we want to go back to that place.

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  3. Subway locations are franchised out to local owners, meaning you could find locations within a mile or two of each other. If you owned a Subway they would let me open another across the street, possibly dividing the area's business in such a way that neither could store could survive. I love Subway, but some franchise owners hate the sometimes cutthroat mentality.

    Went off on a tangent there; love the post!

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