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A survey released by the CDC indicates Americans are trending toward eating less fast food than...

A survey released by the CDC indicates Americans are trending toward eating less fast food than in the past as a percentage of their daily intake. Though some consumers are switching to healthier alternatives at McDonald's (MCD), Wendy's (WEN), and Burger King (BKW) - the healthier eating trend could also be incrementally affecting store traffic at the chains.
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  • ralph111
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    why is the cdc storing two billion hollowpoint at strtegic places thruout the country? Trust nothing the govt puts out as propaganda
    22 Feb 2013, 09:10 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    is a salad from MCD still considered fast food?
    22 Feb 2013, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    For you lovers of big government we have a great illustration of why you have to contain it at some point. The Center for Disease Control, a bloated bureaucracy that should be cut in half in a future budget, is conducting useless surveys about fast food. NASA harries us with bogus studies about global warming while the globe is cooling.

     

    The key to this is monopoly power without check. Since it's so insidious, the first check is not to create boondoggles like the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in the first place. The second check is to forbid unionization of "public" service. The third check is to close an agency from time to time as private corporations do routinely as they restructure.

     

    (Don't worry, I'm not holding my breath)
    22 Feb 2013, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • marciechipper
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    I Agree with Tony Petroski comments to close an agency from time to time as private corporations do. Regarding this article, I believe that American's are not eating as much fast food, because older folks generally don't eat fast food. Our aging population and baby boomers retiring would move the volume of restaurant business away from Fast Food and into other older restaurant preferences. Early bird meals are where my grandparents eat, not MCD.
    However I love MCD Breakfast and believe they may offer the best oat meal on the planet. :)
    22 Feb 2013, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • tampabay
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    Give me a salad,no dressing, a diet coke and three double cheeseburgers is that LESS Fat food, just wondering?
    23 Feb 2013, 02:19 PM Reply Like
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