Is there anything to it? Are some Americans starting to rebel against the "fast food nation"?
Well, I recently came across this disturbing statistic -- and was shocked:
John Nihoff, a professor of gastronomy at the Culinary Institute of America, says about 19 percent of our meals are consumed in cars...Major caveat: "his definition of 'meals' includes in-between snacks like doughnuts or a bag of carrots."
Other numbers aren't quite as startling:
Kelton Research, polling 1,000 people for Taco Bell this summer, found the portion of people who say they eat in the car at least once a day (9 percent) was eclipsed by the number of people who say they never eat in the car (31 percent).It seems like we're a long distance from "slow food."
The market researcher NPD Group says the average person ate 32 restaurant meals – including snacks like cones - in the car last year. That's up from 19 in 1984.
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