Thursday, August 17, 2006

Interesting statistic

I ran across this in a marketing e-mail I subscribe to. The web version is here near the bottom of the page.

Restaurant sales are projected to hit $511 billion in 2006, according to the National Restaurant Association. There are 925,000 dining locations in the U.S., employing 12.5 million people, the association reports. These establishments will serve up over 70 billion meals and snacks this year. That's not surprising, considering that daily 130 million individuals are food service patrons.

<idle musing>
Hmmm...and we wonder why the U.S. has become a nation that is chronically overweight? Maybe this has something to do with it? 130 million people a day! 70 billion meals! How does world hunger fit in here? Just wondering.
</idle musing>

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