Friday, July 13, 2012

Interesting Facts About Fast Food

A Brief History of Fast Food:

Most citizenries consider the McDonald brothers of Golden State led off the fast-food furor in United States, but actually, it was the White Castle burger chain that really led off fast food history in USA. J. Walter Anderson opened the 1st White Castle in 1916 in Wichita, Kansas, and citizenries cared the inexpensive beefburgers, fries, and colas he provided. Yet, fast-food truly did not go mutual in US until after World War 2, when Americans for the first time started to fall in love with their motorcars, and owned leisure and more money to drop on eating out.

Some interesting Fast Food Facts:

The first located printed reference to hamburgers appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1894.

Every month, approximately nine out of 10 American children visit a McDonald's restaurant.

French fries are the single most popular fast food in America. In 1970, french fries surpassed regular potato sales in the United States. In 2004, Americans ate 7.5 billion pounds of frozen french fries.

Apparently, real strawberries are expensive. So fast food companies like McDonald's choose to use a ridiculous concoction of 50 chemicals to effectively imitate the flavor of one real-world food. These chemicals include ethyl acetate, phenythyl alcohol and solvent.

In 2006, Americans spent nearly $142 billion on fast food.

A Double Whopper w/ Cheese has over 920 calories!!

Carl's Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger is One of the Most Unhealthiest Burgers in the Country. Why you might ask? Well amazingly the Carl's Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger contains over 1,500 calories, 111 grams of fat, and 2,760mg of sodium.

Although McDonald's made the drive thru public, it was Wendy's who first thought of the idea around 1971.

Recommended Reading:

Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food

Praised for being accessible, honest, humorous, fascinating, and alarming, Chew On This was also repeatedly referred to as a must-read for kids who regularly eat fast food. Having all the facts about fast food helps young people make healthy decisions about what they eat. Chew On This shows them that they can change the world by changing what they eat. Chew on This also includes action steps, a discussion guide, and a new afterword by the authors.