Back in 2020, on National Fast Food Day(11/16), we played a Fast Food edition of “Fact or Bullcrap” with Scott Robert Shaw.
He did pretty well, getting 3 out of 5 correct!
- You used to be able to get spaghetti at McDonald’s.
Yes: “McSpaghetti” was around in the ’80s, and you can still get it in the Philippines.
- Taco Bell used to have a menu item called a “Bell Burger.”
Yes: It was basically a taco in a hamburger bun. It was on their menu from the mid-60s to mid-70s.
- Arby’s once aired a 13-hour television commercial of a beef brisket being smoked.
Yes: It aired in Duluth, Minnesota in 2014. It was the record for longest commercial ever aired. But then Old Spice aired a 14-hour ad in Brazil two years ago.
- There are more Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the world than Starbucks.
B.S. Starbucks has around 31,000 locations. Dunkin’ has just over 12,000.
- On average, 12% of American adults eat fast food on any given day.
B.S. It’s higher than that. Each day, 37% of us eat fast food according to the CDC. And around 11% of all the calories we eat come from fast food.