According to the Wall Street Journal, McDonald's is no longer at the top of the fast food world. French fries, burgers and thick shakes are no longer the"in demand" menu around the world. The Big Mac has been taken over by the five dollar sub. That's right; the Subway sandwich chain has taken over as the number one largest restaurant chain worldwide. While McDonald's still holds the title for being in the most countries, with 117 to Subway's 95, the restaurant numbers come in with Subway having almost 1,500 more restaurants. The original McDonald's opened in 1937 and has been on top for many years. Subway, on the other hand, only opened its doors in 1984. So what made this newer business able to reach and outnumber the world-famous McDonald's?
I believe a lot of it has to do with the increasing obesity rate around the world, but especially in the United States. As a country that is born into "Happy Meals" and lives on a diet of Big Macs and fries, it is not surprising that the waistline of consumers is growing.
With the constant push for healthier eating and exercise in the global media coverage, people have started to re-evaluate their eating habits. Subway made a huge marketing move when they decided to jump on the weight loss bandwagon with their "Jared's Subway Diet" marketing campaign. Jared Fogel began as a 425-pound man who lost 245 pounds in one year by eating two Subway sandwiches a day. The promotion of this "diet" showed people that eating out could still be healthy, and I think it is this idea that helped push Subway over McDonald's.
It is now illegal to light up in outdoor dining areas in Los Angeles under a new law that took effect Tuesday to protect restaurant patrons from secondhand smoke.
The Los Angeles ordinance prohibits smoking within 10 feet of outdoor dining areas and food courts and within 40 feet of food carts and mobile food trucks. Bars and 18-and-older nightclubs with outdoor areas are exempt from the law.
Our sister blog L.A. Now has more. But before you go, vote: What do you think of the smoking ban? Do you think it will hurt business by driving away smokers? Or will it help attract customers?
Personally, I wish the Los Angeles City Council was a little more aggressive and banned smoking in nightclubs with outdoor areas. Maybe the rest of us non-smokers would like some fresh air too.
SOMETiMES I wish I could ACTUALLY feel for MEN . How could I feel this way being a CHRISTIAN and want KIDS and a HUSBAND. I want to LiKE, [ but ] i honestlyJUST don't. THERAPY is in my FUTURE, I am AWARE of this . LOL
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