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Boston ranks last in fast food spending

Posted by Doug Most  July 19, 2011 05:44 PM

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BIG MAC MEALS.jpgWe may love our clam chowder, our pizza, our ice cream and our fried clams. But even Bostonians, apparently, have limits when it comes to food. 

A new study of which cities spend the most on fast food from Bundle examined spending data from 100 cities and found that the folks in Plano, Tex. apparently can't get enough Big Macs. Plano ranked No. 1 in fast food spending. Coming in at number 100? Boston, which spent 92 percent less on fast food than the national average, according to the study.

Philadelphia, land of the healthy, ahem, cheese steak, came in at 99, while New York, with no shortage of eating options, came in at 93. On the other end, Madison, Wis. came in at No. 2 and Wichita, Kan. at No. 3.

More details about the study can be found here. Also, thanks to Grub Street, where we spotted this. 

In case you're curious just how Bundle defined fast food, it looked at McDonald's, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Subway (Jared is heartbroken), Pizza Hut, Arby's and Burger King.

So fess up. When was the last time you ate fast food? And yes, breakfast counts. 
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