Fast Food Fun Facts

Let’s face it- we all, in some way, have a fast food favorite! It just is a part of our reality. I thought it might be fun to explore some fun facts about Fast Food – so here we go!

  • Every month, 9 out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant
  • November 16th is National Fast Food Day
  • French Fries are the most popular fast food in America
  • Although McDonald’s made the drive thru public, it was Wendy’s who first thought of the idea around 1971.
  • Drive-thrus led to installation of cup holders in vehicles
  • There are over 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States
  • Coca-Cola and PepsiCo products are sold in all but one country. North Korea is the lone holdout.
  • McDonald’s is the largest purchaser of beef, pork, and potatoes in the world.
  • Kentucky fried chicken is the largest purchaser of chicken in the world.
  • 96% of all Americans have visited McDonald’s at least once
  • In 1952 Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) sold the first paper chicken bucket.
  • Americans consume over 216 liters per person of soft drinks annually.

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