10 Interesting Facts About Fast Food

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McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell -- which one are you craving today? Here are some interesting facts about fast food.


1
Every month, approximately nine out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant

2
In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. In 2006, the spending rose to nearly $142 billion.

3
At some fast food chains, both in U.S. and in other countries, managers are rewarded bonuses when they reduce employee wages to save money.

4
The average American child sees more than 10,000 food advertisements each year on television.

5
McDonald’s is Brazil’s largest employer.

6
White Castle is considered to be the first fast food restaurant.

7
French fries are the single most popular fast food in America.

8
In-N-Out Burger is one of the few fast food restaurants that actually slice each potato by hand shortly before it is placed in the deep fryer.

9
When France refused to join the American-led coalition against Iraq, some Republicans argued that the name french fries be changed to “liberty fries.

10
McDonald’s is one of the largest owners of real estate in the world and it earns the majority of its profits from collecting rent, not from selling food.