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* In 2008, Americans spent about $115 billion on fast food, more than they spent on higher education, personal computers or new cars.
* Americans spend about half of their food budget on meals and drinks consumed outside the home.
Wow! When I heard this I had to think about how much my family contributed to that amt. More than we should have that's for sure! Esp. during softball season when things get really hectic. They count Subway as fast food tho, so of all the places, that one's better than the rest in my book! :p
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We don't eat much fast food.Mostly after LAX games the guys will pick place to eat.
I think fast food is expensive for what you get.We do go out about once a week to a sit down restaurant as a family and often go to breakfast or our club's buffet after Sunday school.
I prefer to stop at a Mediterranean deli near us ... a whole rotisserie chicken ,roasted red potatoes ,grilled veggies for all of us for 15 with enough chicken left over for my teens sandwiches the next day at school.They also have carrot lentil stew for 5 a quart ,veggies to the side ,fresh pita and feta for 12 .This is where I shop for take out. ; )
Answer by drfink at 2:04 PM on Jul. 18, 2012
Probably $50 a year and that's being generous. I'd rather not eat at fast food 4 or 5 times and take that money and go to a good restaurant
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