10 Interesting Facts About Fast Food

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

  • Every month, approximately nine out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant.
  • In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. In 2006, the spending rose to nearly $142 billion.
  • McDonald’s is Brazil’s largest employer.
  • Chili peppers contain a chemical that tricks your mouth into “thinking” it’s being burned — that’s why spicy food hurts so much.
  • French fries are the single most popular fast food in America.
  • When France refused to join the American-led coalition against Iraq, some Republicans argued that the name french fries be changed to “liberty fries.
  • McDonald’s is one of the largest owners of real estate in the world. It earns the majority of its profits from collecting rent, not from selling food.
  • The average American child sees more than 10,000 food advertisements each year on television.
  • Honey will never ever go bad.
  • Grapes will explode if you put them in the microwave.

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