Why fast food in Italy is so bad – and what you can do about it

Fast food in Rome is the biggest problem in the country’s capital, where it’s also the biggest source of income for the majority of the population.

Fast food workers in Rome are working in unsafe conditions and facing discrimination, according to a survey by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

But what you do if you find yourself working in such conditions isn’t as simple as just getting on a bus to your next job, as the fast food industry in Italy has long struggled to reform.

We’ve compiled the five things you need to know about fast food.


Fast Food is a ‘Ponzi Scheme’ The fast food sector is notorious for taking in huge sums of money, which is then used to pay people very little in wages, while other workers are being forced to take on unnecessary debt.

The problem is that while many people are desperate for jobs, many are also being exploited, with a large proportion of those employed in the fast-food sector taking on excessive debt, according the Italian food watchdog, the National Commission for the Promotion of Consumer Freedom.

Many fast-casual restaurants operate under a contract with the government, which means that while the government pays wages, the workers also receive salaries from the restaurants, according TOFA.

“It’s a scheme that’s based on the premise that there is a surplus,” Andrea Cattaneo, director of the Centre for Food Policy at the University of Exeter, told the BBC.

“In practice, this is a Ponzi scheme.

You get what you pay for.”

According to TOFA, the majority, or 89 per cent, of the Italian fast-frozen chicken, pizza, pasta and other products sold in stores are produced in Italy.

Fast-food workers also face a problem with over-payment of wages.

“The situation is that they are working a certain number of hours per week, which they don’t get paid for.

It’s the reason why many workers have to take out loans,” Cattanao said.


Fastfood workers have been banned from speaking out on issues affecting their pay and conditions.

As well as having no voice, they are also banned from going to the media or speaking out about their conditions.

In recent years, fast-beef producers have also begun using the same techniques to pressure workers to sign contracts with them that they have already agreed to, according ToFA.

Fast casual workers are also working without paid holidays, which could mean they miss out on their annual pay.


Fast restaurant workers are paid less than fast food workers, with many earning less than half the minimum wage.

The fast-fast food sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis and a weak economy.

In Italy, the fast casual sector is one of the most vulnerable sectors in terms of poverty, unemployment and social disadvantage, according INSEAD.

Fast restaurants are known for using cheap food as a marketing tool to attract customers, but this is the first time fast-fi food has been shown to be a source of poverty and social exclusion.

In 2017, a report by the US-based International Labor Organization (ILO) found that the fast restaurant sector was responsible for a third of the countrys total poverty rate, with some 3 million Italians living in poverty.


Fast fast food is linked to high levels of crime.

According to a report published by the Institute for the Study of Globalisation (ISG), there are at least 5,000 murders committed every year in Italy, with the highest rate of such killings occurring in the cities of Rome and Turin, where more than 30 per cent of all murders are committed.

Fast and casual restaurants also employ more than one million people, and some studies have linked the two industries together.

According TOFA’s Cattaneso, the number of victims of violence has risen dramatically since fast food outlets became more popular, as workers have become more vulnerable to violence.

“These are the same people who are in fast food jobs.

The workers in the industry are also more susceptible to violence because of the fact that the bosses in the industries are more powerful, they have a lot more resources and they can pay them to kill people,” he said.


Fast foods are cheap, but they don`t get paid enough.

Fast.fast.food.is is a website run by the International Federation of Food Technologists (IFETA), which aims to provide a platform for fast food employees to voice their concerns about wages and working conditions.

The website offers tips on the best way to make money at fast food, as well as tips on what to do if your fast food job doesn’t pay you enough.

The site’s mission is to give fast food an alternative to fast food that doesn’t rely on exploitative working conditions, which it says are based on profit margins and unfair competition.

The IFETA website is an online platform that aims to change the way people think about fast