30 Fast Food Facts That Are, In Fact, Digestible

30 Fast Food Facts That Are, In Fact, Digestible

Fast-food chains divvy up the globe like their own personal game of Risk. And they love walking that fine line between feeding us and poisoning us. But as long as they keep dropping these hilarious little fun facts along the way? All is forgiven. 

Read on — we promise your brain won’t be running to the bathroom after consuming these transfat-less tidbits.

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In the '70s, the Filet-0-Fish briefly had a mascot. PhilA.O'Fish TM says: For a surprisingly good taste... AA TM His name? Phil А. O'Fish, of course. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Subway 1965 *Petes SUBWAY Ril KITCHEN CRACKED.COM Fred DeLuca was 17-years-old when his family friend Dr. Peter Buck gave him a $1000 loan to open a sandwich shop to help fund his college. It was originally called Pete's Submarines.

Starbucks 1971 CRACKED.COM The three founders were college friends who were instructed how to roast by Peet's Coffee and Tea founder. The company's name was picked out from Moby Dick...it almost was named Pequod.

Dairy Queen 1940 DAIRY QUEEN CRACKED.COM In 1938, to test a new soft serve technology, Sherb Noble of Sherb's ran a deal of all-you-can-eat ice cream for 10 cents. In 1940, Noble opened a Dairy Queen, that specialized in soft-serve.

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Wendy's 1969 WENDY'S WHO OLD OLD FASHIONED FASHIONED HAMBURGERS CRACKED COM After working for years at KFC, Dave Thomas wanted a mascot for the hamburger chain he was opening. His daughter Wendy's name worked the best so he took a photo and the business began.

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McDonald's has a surprisingly massive influence on the apple industry. The consumption of sliced apples in the U.S. went up by more than 3x since McD's put them on the menu in 2004, and McD's now sells over 10% of U.S. sliced apples. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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The first McDonald's drive-thru opened next to a military base in Arizona. 5 McDonald's SERVICE SYSTEM HAMBURGERS McDonald's The have Sold OVER 1 MILLION Soldiers at the base couldn't show up in public in a work or duty uniform, so a drive-thru was set up to allow them to buy at McDonald's anyway. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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BASKIN ROBBINS 31 BR BASKIN-ROBBINS ICE CREAM baskiN robbiNs 1953 GRACKED.COM This yeehaw, Howdy Doody logo makes me want a cold mug of sarsaparilla, not ice cream. The font doesn't even cleverly hide the 31 in the B.R. initials. All in all this is an uninspired take on the Old West style we Americans were seemingly obsessed with in the 50's.

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