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McDonald's July Sales Up Because of Budget Conscious Consumers

Has the Economy Caused You to Eat More Fast Food?

High on a 4.3 percent boost in July's same-store sales, McDonald's continues to happily hand out its classic burgers and serve up its new line of coffee drinks. The chain credits the increase to cash-strapped consumers looking for cheap eats and the hard-to-miss promotion of its coffee drinks. Have economic restraints caused you to eat more fast food lately?

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Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
It's caused me to eat more at home actually. There should have been a choice for that :)
medenginer medenginer 8 years
No it's just as easy to have stuff in the fridge and cabinet to pull together a meal for dinner. I know what goes into my food and how clean the whole process was.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
No, if anything it's making me buy fresh stuff and prepare my own meals way more often.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
Nope. I go more now but not because of the economy. It's more that I just don't want to cook.
Sherellj Sherellj 8 years
Heck no...especially not McDonalds...yuck
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
I would bring my lunch to work if I can't get a heathly lunch.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
We didn't eat a lot of fast food before, we don't eat a lot of fast food now. My husband eats more of it when he travels, but that's because he hates cooking and I'm not there to cook him some healthy meals.
DivaDivine DivaDivine 8 years
I don't eat meat so that helps a lot to keep me out of those places. I pack a lunch most days and a snack everyday to keep me on track.
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Nope, didn't eat much to begin with, but now, we just cook at home more. It is funny though that a bag of cherries costs what, 6-7 dollars, but for that money I can buy 8 bags of jelly beans, or 3 frozen dinners or two containers of ice cream. No wonder people eat more crap, it's cheaper. And with "dollar menus" getting longer, more people are stuffing down burgers, fries and sugar filled sodas on the regular. Not good.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
Yes, it has. I find myself eating the 99 cent bean burritos from taco bell often.
syako syako 8 years
No. In fact, if anything it's made me eat it less (not that I ate it a lot ever before). When I consider that I could make a healthy homemade dinner or bring a frozen entree for lunch, it just seems smarter and more economical than McDonalds.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Ilanac, there is a place in NYC (not too far from Grand Central) called Zen Burger. Its vegan/vegetarian fast food. Not too shabby (I've been there twice back in my vegetarian days). I don't really like how I feel after eating fast food so I don't eat that often. Its funny, sometimes I'll be craving fast food. I'll eat it and right after be like "Ugh, why did i do that?" So I've learned my lesson.
luna08 luna08 8 years
Ummm, no...I never understood this, fast food is EXPENSIVE!(not to mention gross) A combo meal can run $8, but people can't buy veggies? Weird.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
actually - nope. granted there aren't too many options for a vegetarian at fast food places (now that's an idea that someone should come up with - a veggie fast food place)...but even if there were options for me, i think that it wouldn't make too much of a difference. we cook at home a lot more, and that has proven to be money saving for us.
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