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Americans Spend Nearly $1,500
a Minute on McDonald’s Burgers

Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley

Original Article

Posted By:mitzi, 6/18/2014 4:14:19 PM

Every 60 seconds, Americans pour more about $7 million into the U.S. retail industry. Consumers buy an average of 1,440 McDonald’s burgers and 5,695 Starbucks drinks every minute of every day, according to an engrossing new infographic from Retale.com. It’s no surprise that Americans are big spenders — the U.S. retail market totaled $3.2 trillion last year, and it’s expected to climb even higher this year, with online retail growing at a rapid pace. By 2018, annual online spending is expected to surpass $2,000 per person, according to Forrester Research. Amazon alone sells more than $84,000 worth of items online

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I generally only stop at McDonald´s once a month (Big Mac fan), but I´m a healthy contributor to Amazon´s ebook sales!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 6/18/2014 4:53:39 PM     (No. 9891193)

If you have stock in McDonald´s, in Amazon or Walmart and you can forget about the relics like IBM and the insurance giants. Dump your Simon and Schuster stock, though. They´ll have a big loss this year.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC, 6/18/2014 5:04:42 PM     (No. 9891206)

Holy Moly Batman! That´s a lot of pink goo..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 6/18/2014 5:23:24 PM     (No. 9891227)

Not me at McDonald´s. But I might at Culver´s. Sure glad they came to town. Has to have put the hurt on McDonalds, Wendy´s and Burger King.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYBruin, 6/18/2014 5:26:35 PM     (No. 9891233)

No wonder Michelle looks so angry!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Japanorama, 6/18/2014 5:34:28 PM     (No. 9891244)

Cattle were unavailable for comment.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rael, 6/18/2014 5:38:44 PM     (No. 9891248)

And this drives the Left crazy

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 6/18/2014 5:41:28 PM     (No. 9891252)

Since Mooch did not know how to feed her kids, maybe a trip to McDonald´s would help.

Or another suggestion for Mooch´s kids would be to look in the fridge for some food.

BTW, you´re welcome.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/18/2014 6:09:02 PM     (No. 9891263)

The question for me is, why did they focus on McDonalds in the headline when Starbucks makes so much more per minute?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: CEP, 6/18/2014 6:09:34 PM     (No. 9891265)

So what. People can spend their money on whatever they want.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 6/18/2014 6:20:23 PM     (No. 9891275)

Bingo, #9! It´s none of their damn business what we choose to eat.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: schnapps, 6/18/2014 6:27:15 PM     (No. 9891282)

Nice graphic. They could put Øbamacare up there but viewers would think their monitors had frozen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 6/18/2014 6:34:51 PM     (No. 9891287)

Not me. Don´t go to fast food restaurants, or many restaurants, period, and never Starbucks. Grind my own in the morning. Whole pot costs me 30 cents...and I drink it all. Dog does not go out until I hit brew. Who can wait to go get a cup of coffee? I have the whole pot before I take a shower...and never drink another drop all day.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LouD, 6/18/2014 7:51:35 PM     (No. 9891337)

Are these burgers almost all from the dollar menu? Most burgers should average much more than that, or am I missing something? 1440 is nearly $1,500. So nobody eats Big Macs anymore?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bogeegolf, 6/18/2014 8:07:05 PM     (No. 9891347)

That number seems way low.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/18/2014 10:48:33 PM     (No. 9891483)

Mickey D´s would have sold more, but the help is slow.

Never eat burgers or chicken.

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