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Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FAST FOOD 1921: White Castle was formed as the first fast food chain. 1948: McDonald's enters the fast food industry. 1951: "Fast food" appeared in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Also the same year Jack in the Box introduced the drive-through. $$$$: McDonald's From the most recent statistics: McDonald's revenue is around $23 billion from 31,000 locations. YUM! Brands, which owns Taco Bell, KFC & Pizza Hut, pulled in $11.3 billion. Wendy's & Arby's makes about $3.6 billion at 6,700 stores. Burger King makes about $2.5 billion at 11,200 stores. Taco Bell KFC Pizza Hut Wendy's & Arby's Burger King $23. BILLION $11.3BI LLION $3.6 BILLION $2.5 BILLION How do they make so much money? Soft drinks & french fries. A pop at a fast food restaurant is marked up about 1200%. The fry markup is around 500%. McDonald's operates in 126 countries and employs about 400,000 people. With 13,000 locations in America, it is the country's largest buyer of beef, pork and potatoes. "Super heavy users," those customers who visit the store at least ten times a month, make up 75% of McDonald's sales. 60% of all the store's transactions are via the drive through. Over the years, around the world, McDonald's has served some unusual menu items like: = The Hula Burger = The McLobster = The Norwegian McLaks The Hong Kong Rice Burger %3D The McAfrica %3D Not only a ridiculous name, it was released during a massive famine in Africa. Percentage of population that said they eat fast food at least once a week: 61% Hong Kong 59% Malaysia 54% Philippines 50% Singapore 44% Thailand 41% China 37% India 35% USA 14% UK March 2010 3% Sweden Some of the unhealthiest items available: Carl's Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger has 1,520 calories Nathan's Fish N Chips has 1,537 calories White Castle Chocolate Shake has 1,680 calories More than a day's worth of energy in one meal for many countries: Average daily calorie intake by country: 1,500 Congo 1,800 Ethiopia 1,880 Angola 1,940 Rwanda 3,760 America. One fast food hamburger may contain meat from hundreds of different cows. X 100 McDonald's fries are flavored with unspecified "animal products." Studies revealed 50% of fountain drink dispensers were contaminated with fecal bacteria. Strawberry flavoring used in milkshakes contains over 50 different chemicals including: DIACETYL: Adds "buttery taste" and produced by fermentation isobutyl anthranilate. Used in perfumes. More notable chemical enhancers: SODIUM PHOSPHATE: Found in fast food coffee & detergents. TITANIUM DIOXIDE: Found in fat free ranch dressing & sunscreen. DIMETHYLPOLYSILOXANE: Found in McNuggets & in silicone caulk. AZODICARBONAMIDE: Found in certain Subway breads which may cause Asthma. How to make a McGriddle: CAKE: Consists of wheat, EGG: Includes sodium flour, vegetable shortening & three types of sugar. acid pyrophosphate, a leather stain remover. CHEESE: Processed with BACON: Over 18 "ingredients." preservatives & flavor enhancers. Number of critical per 100 health inspections: violations JACK IN THE BOX: 45 TACO BELL: 62 WENDY'S: 84 Failure to properly cook the food before serving. SUBWAY: 98 DAIRY QUEEN: 98 Frequently caught handling meat then ice cream without washing hands. KFC: 102 Mold on the soda nozzles & served expired chicken pot pies. BURGER KING: 111 ARBY'S: 115 Leaving roast beef at room temperature too long. HARDEE'S: 118 MCDONALD'S: 126 Largest offender of hand washing violations. That's averaging more than 1 per visit! Sources http://www.wellnessuncovered.com/joomla/index php?option=com_content&view=arlicle&id=612-how-we-became-a-society- of-gluttonous-junk-food-addicts&catid=1:latest-news<emid=50 http://www.scribd.com/doc/25323024/Euro-Fast-Food-Dec-04 http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/54/54531html http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/53/53993.html http://www.kfc.com/about/ http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fast-food3.htm http://finance yahoo.com/q/ks?s=WEN http://www.acaloriecounter.com/fast-food-calories php http://trifter.com/practical-travel/budget-travel/mcdonald%E2%80%99s-strange-menu-around-the-world/ http://nutrition.about.com/od/rateameal/a/whoppermeal.htmv http://fastfood.freedomblogging.co http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/31/health/main326858.shtml http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/2010/01/articles/food-poisoning-information/fecal-bacteria-in-fountain-drinks-more-fallout/ http://www.commondreams.org/views01/0211-03.htm http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/harry-html http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:DiaV5POEUd8J:www.ipsos-na.com/news/dient/act_dsp_pdf.cfm%3Fname%3D mr050411-1.pdl%26id%3D2625+ipsos+international+eating+out&hl=en&gl=ca&sig=AHIEIBSBLGUPV3JU_c7JUNI3IrAulrujYw http://www.naturalnews.com/022194_sodium_food_Wikipedia.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7159895/ns/dateline_nbc-consumer_alert/page/3/ http://www.hungerreport.org/2010/data/downloads .com/2009/05/11/saltiest-restaurant-fast-food-meals/20595/ •..

Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food

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One of the biggest symbols of American culture is the fast food industry. What was once a luxury and seen as a frivolity, it’s grown into a multi-billion dollar industry that capitalizes on the conv...

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