A group of fast food fans who have spent their lives in a state of perpetual anxiety about their food options are turning to the internet to find the answers they need.
In the past few months, several dozen people in the San Francisco Bay Area have created online communities called fastfoodporn.com, with a goal to create a community where fast food lovers can talk about food, fast food food porn and, of course, fast fast food.
“We want to show that fast food is a place where people can enjoy the food,” said Lauren Hockley, a 21-year-old resident of San Francisco who created the site.
Hockleys family owns a fast food restaurant in San Francisco and is often asked about the food.
“I get a lot of messages from people who don’t like fast food, or think it’s not good, and that’s when I think about the fast food industry,” she said.
Hockleys friends started a community last year, which they hope will expand to other cities in the coming weeks.
“We’re all looking for people to help us create a place for people who want to share their opinions about fast food,” she added.
The community, which has a focus on the fast-food industry, is mostly comprised of men and has no gender restrictions.
“This is a safe space for people of all ages and walks of life to talk about how fast food makes them feel,” Hockys mother, Jennifer Hocksey, told ABC News.
Hockingsey also told ABC that the community is intended to be a forum for “foodies who are looking for support, who are feeling alone, and who have questions about their own food choices.”
Hockley is one of the more than 100 people who have created a community on fastfood.com called fast foodporn, which she said was inspired by the recent release of a documentary called “Fast Food” that examines the fast and furious eating habits of the fast foods in America.
The documentary was produced by “Frozen Blueberry” director Scott Derrickson.
The documentary “fast foodpilot” examines how fast foods have evolved to become so fast and delicious that they’ve taken over the lives of many Americans.
In the film, fast-fast food is presented as a positive, healthy option for people looking to get a little extra, even if it means they’re eating fast food in a restaurant.
Fast food has also become a target for food-safety regulators.
In June, a food safety watchdog group called for the government to ban the fastfood industry.
Fast food has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease and certain cancers.
Fast-food chains such as McDonalds and Burger King have been found to have higher rates of food poisoning than the general population.
But Hockry said she hopes that by creating a safe place for those who have the same fears about fast foods, they’ll feel like their opinions matter.
“I think that if people can share their stories and their thoughts, they can actually have some positive influence,” she told ABC.
“And that’s what we want.”
The fast food community also aims to promote the health of the environment.
Hocks family said they hope to use the community to educate people about the benefits of eating locally.
“People are concerned about the environment and we want to help them understand the importance of eating the way we eat,” Hocking said.