Study: The Middle Class Consumes More Fast Food Than Lower-Income Folks
A recently published study from UC Davis puts the part about the fast food consumption on its head. Researchers found it's actually middle-class customers who are eating a lot more fast food. They discovered that visits to such restaurants increased with incomes. In fact, poorer people were spending less on fast food than lower-middle and middle-income Americans.
It's noted that the fast food habit doesn't start to taper off until household income hits $60,000. Cited as a possible explanation: middle-class folks are often in a time crunch and appreciate the convenience of drive-thrus.
Another possible reason: rich or poor, french fries are tasty!
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