Some randomness today…fast food facts. I don’t think I have ever quite looked at fast food the same way since seeing Super Size Me a few years ago, but I will admit that there are a few foods I love and that I definitely miss living overseas where fast food is anything but fast. This weeks UNdigi is a link to some interesting fast food facts such as:
- Television greatly expanded the ability of advertisers to reach children and try to develop brand loyalty early in life. Today the average American child sees more than 10,000 food advertisements each year on television.
- Burger King’s Double Whopper with cheese contains 923 calories. A man would need to walk for about nine miles to burn it off. Adding french fries and a large cola brings the total calories to an amazing 1,500 calories (2/3 of an adult man’s recommended daily caloric intake).
- McDonald’s is the largest purchaser of beef, pork, and potatoes and the second largest purchaser of chicken in the world. Its annual orders for french fries constitute 7.5% of America’s entire potato crop.
See HERE for a lot more facts. French fries, anyone?