Who doesn’t salivate at the thought of a juicy hamburger? The point is, there is hardly any food that’s more American. And capitalizing on that are many industries, from fast-food restaurants to cattle growers, to ketchup and mustard producers. But have you ever thought about the scope of the industries involved?
There are over 300,000 fast food estalishments in the United States. Fast food companies are feeding 25% of Americans daily and generate $178 billion dollars in revenue last year.
While the celebration of Oktoberfest originated as a horse race honoring the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, the celebration has come a long way from the original festivities. Whether you’re going to Germany or planning to enjoy the 200th edition of the celebration in your home town, let this be your comprehensive […]
We don’t technically need coffee to survive (though many would argue just the opposite), yet this popular pick-me-up fuels not only our daily energy levels, but the global economy as well. The coffee industry thrives in countries like Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia: the world’s leading coffee exporters. Meanwhile, coffee drinkers around the world love their […]
The average consumer relies on the nutritional information on food labels as a guide to healthy and unhealthy foods. It is unfortunate then that these labels routinely and unabashedly lie to consumers and manipulate them into thinking that unhealthy foods are healthy. Check out this infographic and never get scammed again.
Even though caffeine intake has become a daily part of many people’s daily lives, the level at which we’re consuming it is definitely unhealthy. Here’s a look at what would happen if our obsession with caffeine took a turn for the extreme.
When you go to the market to pick up a case of beer, you’re usually thinking about the taste you like and the price you’re willing to pay for it. In some instances however, these considerations are extended to which beer will get you drunk quickest, and which specialty beer has the weirdest ingredients. Today […]
Whether it’s a humble burger bar or the most luxurious of high-profile restaurants, America is a nation which loves dining out (so much so, we totalled nearly $566 billion in restaurant food sales last year). We’ve taken a look at some of the economics behind this gigantic industry and, in particular, how the tradition of […]
There is a new burger-war brewing and this time it’s East Coast versus West Coast, and a serious case of the little guy toppling the established giant. Have a look at our comparison below and defend your favorite in the comments!
Americans spend approximately $150 billion annually on fast food. Doesn’t it make sense for us to take a little trip down memory lane and trace the history of what has become such an integral part of unhealthy lifestyles and our economy in general?