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    Fast Facts: Sept 3

    • Every month, approximately nine out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant.

    • In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. By 2006, the spending had risen to nearly $142 billion.

    • During the early 1900s, the hamburger was thought to be polluted, unsafe to eat and food for the poor. Street carts, not restaurants, typically served them.

    • Proportionally, hash browns have more fat and calories than a cheeseburger or Big Mac.

    • At some fast food chains, both in U.S. and in other countries, managers are rewarded bonuses when they reduce employee wages to save money.

    • To keep salaries low, McDonald’s and other fast food chains have intentionally engaged in anti-union activities.

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