The infographic includes a timeline showing when various well-known franchises (Dairy Queen, KFC, Taco Bell, McDonald's, etc.) were established and highlights some key events in the expansion of these corporate giants.
Statistics and other facts are also given. For example:
The sales figures of McDonald's and Yum! Brands in 1976, 2002, 2005 and 2008. McDonald's went from selling "only" $3 Billion in 1976 to a whopping $23.5 Billion in 2008. Here its interesting to note the rate of escalation from 2002 onwards!
The prices of McDonald's hamburger, fries and Big Mac then and now (adjusted for inflation). Seems that a hamburger is cheaper now!
The average markup for soft drinks (1200%) and for fries (500%) ... Wow!
Average Daily Calorie Intakes
The average American takes in 3.760 calories a day, while only burning 1,850 per day! (That just might explain the obesity epidemic in the United States.)
Calorie Breakdown of a Few Typical Fast Food Meals
McDonald's = 2,270 calories
Big Mac = 540
Large Fries = 570
Large Chocolate Shake: 1,160
Burger King = 2,200 calories
Large Fries: 500
Large Chocolate Shake: 960
Dairy Queen = 2,300 calories
1/2 Pound Classic Burger with Cheese: 840
Large Fries: 500
Large Blizzard: 1000+
Taco Bell = 1,020 calories
Big Chicken Burrito: 460
Potato Nuggets: 280
Large Pepsi: 280
KFC = 1,040 calories
3 Pieces of Chicken: 600
Potato Wedges: 260
Caloric Intake Timeline 1971 to 2000
The carb increase for men and women and the increase in the prevalence of obesity in the United States (from 14.5% to 30.9%)
Who Loves Fast Food?
According to this Infographic:
54% of fast food consumers have an annual household income of under $49,000
Low household income families have a 50% obesity rate
The Long-Term Effects of That Fast Food Meal
The Unhappy Meal
Deconstructing Fast Food
Infographic Source: Unknown - please contact me for credit. Illustration & Design by Ellie Koning.