Our Love Of Fast Food Is Making Restaurant Owners Wallets Fat
Americans love fast food so much it may surprise you how much we spend on it. Let's put it this way, it's enough to make restaurant owners fat, in the wallet.
In a report published by the Daily Mail, a survey commissioned by OnePoll found the average American spends $1,200 a year on hamburgers, fried chicken, pizza and other fast food. Most of the 1,000 participants in the study say they eat fast food at least two or three times a week. Approximately 70 of those say they eat fast food one or more times a day almost every day.
Even more worrisome than the amount of money spent on fast food, is the fact over half of the people surveyed felt they were already overweight and knew frequent consumption of fast food was contributing to their weight problem.
The survey also found the main reason people eat fast food do so because they are too busy, in too much of a hurry, or in some cases, too lazy to prepare a well-balanced meal themselves.
A spokesman for OnePoll said while this is good news for fast food restaurants, consumers are losing the battle with both their money and their health. They say 20 percent of Americans would probably admit they were addicted to fast-food and couldn't give it up even if they tried.