Fast Food Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Pew Research Center
Research Date: March 12th, 2015

Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away. The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951.

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Fast Food Restaurant StatisticsData
Number of Fast Food Restaurants in America160,000
Number of Americans served daily50 Million
Annual Fast Food Revenue$110,000,000,000
Frequency 
Once per week44%
Twice20%
Three or more14%
Seven6%
Never28%
Percent of Daily Nutrition from Eating a Fast Food Meal 
Percent of Daily Calories37%
Percent of Daily Carbs42.6%
Percent of Daily Fat33.6%
Percent of Daily Protien15.4%

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