Hi all, let’s start today’s Fast Food Facts?
- The Founder of Subway Got His Start at Seventeen
Think back to what you were up to as a 17-year-old. Did you have any bright ideas that carried through into your adulthood? Probably not, so you may be surprised to learn that Subway founder Fred DeLuca was just 17 when he started his sandwich shop with $1,000 loan from a family friend. (Source)
- Taco Bell Recalled Their Corn Shells For an Odd Reason
Lawsuits over the labeling of meat are not the only times Taco Bell has had to show up in court. In 2000, they had to recall their corn shells because they contained non-approved GMO corn. (Source)
- Chick-fil-A Buys the Most Sunkist Lemons
The restaurant’s lemonade is so popular that the chain squeezed more than 200 million lemons in 2013 alone. You know the saying: When life gives you more than 200 million lemons, make a lot of lemonade to wash down fried-chicken sandwiches.
- Subway Can Be Found on the Fashion Runway
Did you know Subway doesn’t only make sandwiches, but also designer clothing? The sandwich giant entered the fashion industry in 2013 with “Project Subway,” a competition for designers to create clothing inspired by the Subway brand. (Source)
- This Preservative is Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
While the healthy appearance of fast food meat may leave us thinking it’s safe to eat, it turns out one ingredient found in McDonald’s bacon, sodium nitrate, that keeps meat looking fresh is actually linked to pancreatic cancer. (Source)
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