A decade ago, fast food was seen as a place for young people to grab a meal and enjoy some downtime.
Now it’s a big part of our daily lives, from our grocery shopping to our health care decisions.
A new study shows that fast food companies have a huge impact on how Americans spend their money.
The Wall St. Journal has more.
The survey, conducted by consulting firm eMarketer, shows that in the first half of the year, fast-food companies spent more than twice as much as all of the nation’s retailers combined.
They also spent more money on marketing than the entire U.S. economy combined.
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Chicken TacosThe Wall St.(ErikVerduzcom/Getty Images)The report says that in January, the average fast food company spent $5.9 billion on marketing and other advertising.
This compares to the entire economy, which spent just $1.2 billion on these activities.
The average McDonalds fast food franchise spends more on advertising than the economy spends on food and beverage.
And for Wendy’s, it’s even higher: $4.9 Billion.
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At the other end of the spectrum, the biggest spender for the economy is K-Cheeseburger, which made $1 billion in the last year.
It also spends the most money on advertising: $3.9.
And for the average chain, Burger King spent more on marketing in the year than all the businesses in the U.K., Ireland and Denmark combined.
McDonalds, Taco Bell and K-cups spent less on marketing.
A big reason fast food is so big for the U, at least in terms of spending, is because it has an enormous influence on how our money is spent. McDonald�s has a large advertising budget, which includes nearly $1 trillion in advertising every year.
Wendys has about $1,000 per employee.
Burger�s spending was almost $100 million a year.
Taco�s was $25 million.
Chip�s and Pizza Express spent $6 million each.
There is a growing trend to eat less fast food, which means people are eating more at home, and they are not eating at the fast food chain fast food joints, where food costs so much more.
But the big fast food chains are not doing too well, the report found.
The survey asked companies to identify the biggest payers of advertising spending.
The top 10 were:McDonalds, Burger Kings, Wendy�’s, Chipotle, Taco Express, K-cheeseburgers and KFC.
All had an advertising budget of more than $1 million.
Wendy had $5 million and Taco had $3 million.
Walmart had $2.3 million in advertising.
McDonald was $1.,858 million.
Burger was $2 million.
KCP and KDF had $1 each.
McDonald paid about $8.4 billion to advertise, the study said.
In a statement, McDonalds said: McDonalds is committed to serving its customers with great value and service.
We’ve been investing in our food service and marketing in an effort to improve our food and our culture, while offering a value-driven experience that is designed to keep our customers coming back.
Walmart said: Walmart has been a leader in innovation for the fast-casual industry, investing $1bn in new and existing fast-chain locations to help us serve customers who love food.
Walmart also has the largest advertising budget in the fast casual industry, spending nearly $2 billion annually.
McDonald has more than 1,000 locations, including its own franchises.
Walmart has spent nearly $7 billion on advertising in the past year, including $1-billion on marketing, including TV and online ads, and nearly $300 million in television ads, according to the study.
Walmart’s advertising budget was nearly $9 billion in 2018.
It’s unclear how much McDonalds spent on marketing this year, but the study noted that it had spent more spending than McDonalds had on marketing the