Mercy! I have no idea where this website got their figures, but I assume they are true:
The value of Romania’s fast food industry exceeds 2 billion Euros per year, whilst the total amount of cash spent to burn the junk food calories barely reaches 300 million.
KFC Romania, for instance, is cashing in on 131.000 Euros per day, that is an increase of 13 percent as compared to 2009. KFC Romania’s fat money comes despite the fact that the company has not raised the prices on their menu since last year.
McDonald’s Romania also features 62 restaurants, each of them with an average daily income of 4.600 Euros. Burger King only has 6 establishments, who cash in 1.400 Euros each day – half a million per year, on average.
Jeez! 62 McDonald’s in Romania?? Looks like homesick Americans aren’t the only ones eating this sh-t.
I do know there are no fewer than four McDonald’s and two KFC’s in Cluj alone, which is a staggering amount of coverage for a city of this size.
Meanwhile, Romanians are facing an increase in obesity cases, one out of three Romanians being either overweight or seriously obese.
I don’t know if this is true. But i do know one thing. If it isn’t true today, it will be true quite soon.
I always look to Spain as a marker because like Romania, Spain was a largely agricultural, rural country that suffered from years under dictatorship. Spain just entered democracy about a decade earlier (late 70’s) than Romania (end of 1989).
And guess what? (link removed by webmaster request)
The child obesity statistics have been released by the Health Ministry and show that one in four Spanish children are now either obese or overweight.
In Madrid however, the number of children that are obese is 5% higher than the national average, with 20% of boys and 10% of girls suffering from obesity.
Health experts believe the obesity crisis, which is currently affecting much of the world, is down to two simple factors: Kids are eating an unhealthy diet high in processed foods, sugar and saturated fat and aren’t taking enough exercise.
Folks, if you haven’t seen the documentary Supersize Me, please click on the link to do so before it’s too late.
AND NOW YOU KNOW!