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What does your fast food chain of choice say about your health? According to a recent BIGInsight report, if you choose McDonald’s you are more likely to be unhappy with your health than if you choose Chick Fil-A or Subway. Twenty-four percent of McDonald’s frequenters report being unhappy with their health, followed closely by Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Burger King. To the contrary, 59% of those who dined at Chick Fil-A report being happy with their health, with Subway and Arby’s not far behind.
Not surprisingly given these results, when exercise habits of fast food diners were examined, those who indulged in Subway, Chick Fil-A, and Arby’s were more likely to exercise regularly. Respondents who visited McDonald’s were the least likely to engage in regular exercise. As reported in The Daily Meal, Pam Goodfellow, BIGInsight’s consumer insights director says, “Given that Chick-fil-A, Subway and Arby’s all offer menu items with a calorific punch, it’s apparent that Americans’ overall personal health perceptions aren’t specific to their fast food chain of choice.” She adds, “We’ve found that it boils down to their health habits, including exercising regularly and watching fat and calorie intake.” In other words, those who practice healthier habits are least likely to choose McDonald’s when searching for a quick meal.
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