20 delicious facts about our favorite fast foods

In the past few decades, our world has undergone enormous changes. The advent of technology brought many changes which shaped up our world us we know now. These changes have brought a difference in our lifestyle from what it used to be in the past millennium. The major of these changes is the change in our food.
While most of us still enjoy the traditional delicacies of our culture, a type of new food has entered our lives, which we commonly now refer as fast food. What makes the fast food appealing to each and every one of us is still uncertain. Maybe it is because of the ease of having it or maybe it is due to its unique taste. Whatever is the reason, we cannot deny the popularity of fast foods around the world. Whether it’s the burgers of McDonald’s or the pizzas from Domino’s, everyone right from the US in the West to Japan in the East love them. So here are some amazing and interesting facts about the popular fast foods that have conquered our taste buds and our hearts.

  1. The White Castle which was founded in 1921 is the world’s first fast food restaurant.
  2. On an average, around 2 new restaurants of Starbucks have opened every day since 1987.
  3. All of the chicken McNuggets from McDonald’s come in four basic shapes. They are named the bell, bone, boot and ball.
  4. Nine out of 10 American kids visit a McDonald’s restaurant, each month.
  5. Coca-Cola and Pepsi products are sold in every country in the world excluding North Korea.
  6. The McDonald’s slogan “You deserve a break today”, was selected by the Advertising Age as the best advertising campaign of the twentieth century.
  7. Pizza Hut once made a delivery to the International Space Station in 2001. It cost around $ 1,000,000.
  8. According to the company estimates, McDonald’s has been employing one in every eight American workers. And at times, McDonald’s has turned away more applicants than Harvard. The famous celebrities who worked at McDonald’s include Sharon Stone, Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams and Pink.
  9. Subway is the largest restaurant chain in the world with 33,749 restaurants all around the world.
  10. Domino’s cancelled their “30 minutes or less” guarantee because many of their drivers got into accidents while rushing to deliver the pizzas within 30 minutes.
  11. In order to serve the workers at the World Trade Centre construction site, Subway had created a mobile restaurant that moved up the building as each floor was finished.
  12. Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s went back to school to earn his GED at the age of 61. This was because he didn’t want the people to see his success and get inspired to drop out of high school.
  13. Due to a successful marketing campaign 40 years ago, KFC has become a popular Christmas dinner destination in Japan. Some customers even place their orders two months in advance.
  14. According to Waffle House, if all the bacons they serve in a year are laid out end to end, it will circle the equator.
  15. McDonald’s has about 761,000 employees worldwide, which is more than the population of some countries. Also its daily customer traffic, which is around 62 million, is more than the population of Great Britain.
  16. Pizza Hut uses about 300 million pounds of cheese every year which is about three percentage of all the cheese produced in the United States.
  17. Walter Anderson, the co founder of White Castle, is credited with the invention of the modern hamburger bun.
  18. Steve Ells dreamed of opening his own dining restaurant. So he started Chipotle in an effort to raise funds for his dream. As we know, the rest is history.
  19. The original Dunkin Donut had a handle in order to make dunking easier.
  20. McDonald’s is the world’s largest distributor of toys, with one toy included in 20% of all the sales.

By Sujain Thomas

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