Facts about fast food and America

Each month, about 9 out of 10 American children visit a McDonald's.
In 1970, Americans spent on fast food about $ 6 billion. In 2011, their costs increased to 142 billion.
In the early 1990s burger was considered unhealthy and unsafe food for the poor. Usually they are not sold in restaurants and on the street carts.
In some networks, fast food, both in the US and in other countries, managers get bonuses for saving money on reducing wages to their employees.
North Korea - one of the few countries where to get Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola have to work hard.

The first printed reference to the hamburger appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1894.
In the US alone has more than 300,000 restaurants selling fast food.
Fizzy drink (root beer) A & W is named in honor of Roy Allen and Frank Wright, the founders of the company. Allen purchased the recipe root beer pharmacist. Brand A & W became the first franchise in the fast food category.
Advertising Age magazine announced McDonald's slogan "You deserve a break today" some of the best advertising campaign of the 20th century.
In 1949, Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald's restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
McDonald's is the largest employer in Brazil.
When McDonald's opened its point in Kuwait immediately after the Gulf War, the queue of cars lined reached seven miles.
In 1949, Forrest Raffel and his younger brother Leroy have created a restaurant that sold sandwiches with roast beef. Of the initials "Raffel Brothers (RB) has turned the brand name" Arby's.
Since McDonald's originally did not want visitors to stay in an institution for a long time, were banned all kinds of entertainment machines. They also put the uncomfortable chairs for visitors to customers not too relaxed and.
Genetically modified hormone rBGH cows produce in the US to increase milk production, although this substance can be a carcinogen. RBGH traces were found in foods such as burgers sold in fast-food networks.
Caffeine, the most widely used drug in the world, in large doses greatly injurious to health, including cases of muscle weakness, heart failure and infertility. Children and adolescents annually consume more than 64 gallons of beverages containing caffeine for each.
Critics fast food say it promotes harmful consumerism, and that destroys the environment and public health. Some critics argue that soon the complete "makdonaldinizatsiya America", which will displace a small business and make the lives of Americans monotonous
Scientists claim that the meat of hamburgers can lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Two networks of fast food establishments are the first who began to customer service directly in cars. It's Pig Stand, opened in Texas in 1921 and A & W Root Beer, who began working in California in 1919.
The combination of French fries and hamburgers is a continuation of "meat and potato" mentality of the Americans, which originated in the 18th century.
When in 1990 it was discovered that the network McDonald's used cow fat for cooking french fries, vegetarian Hindus from Mumbai defeated a restaurant and a statue of Ronald McDonald plastered dung.
French fries - the most popular "fast food" in America. In 1970, it surpassed the finished dish out there on the sale of conventional potatoes. In 2010, Americans ate more than 3 million tons of fries.
«In-N-Out Burger» - this is one of the few restaurants that crumbled potatoes by hand before being placed directly into the fryer.
Out of respect for the Hindu religion in India do not serve hamburgers, and in Germany at McDonalds sells beer.
Invented in the nineteenth century gave rise to the chopper in the development of the production of hamburgers. In the US, devices for processing meat injured every year from 40 to 50 thousand Packers.
Ronald McDonald is second in popularity only to Santa Claus among the 96% of American children.
Among the first fast-food mascot was Big Boy, a chubby boy dressed in overalls in red and white cell labeled "Big Boy" on his chest. The first McDonald's mascot was a little Speedy Chef hat in the form of hamburger.
McDonald's - it is the largest purchaser of beef, pork and potatoes in the world and the second largest customer of chicken meat. Their need for French fries is 7.5% of the total potato crop America.
McDonald's, which is one of the largest owners of real estate in the world, earning the most on rent rather than sell food.
Development of the industry, "fast food" was the cause of the increase in obesity. The American Center for Disease Control found that 248,000 Americans die prematurely as a result of obesity. Which is the second death rate, caused by excesses in this country (in the first place is smoking).
Nowadays, Americans consume 70 million packs of crisps "tater tots" per year. This dish was created for recycling residues from the production of French fries. To burn calories contained in a single package of food, it is necessary to walk for 67 minutes.


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