Fast Food Consumption Has a Positive Correlation to Income
It’s a common chestnut of conventional wisdom that fast food consumption is only relegated to the lower castes of society because it’s the cheapest way to consume calories.
From the Institute of Food Technology:
A new national study of eating out and income shows that fast-food dining becomes more common as earnings increase from low to middle incomes, weakening the popular notion that fast food should be blamed for higher rates of obesity among the poor.
There was a good op-ed written in the New York Times here talking about the fallacy of fast food being cheap.
I also added additional critiques of that notion when I pointed out research data on fast-food consumption, and later on when it was reported people were buying more fresh produce as a way to save money.
Whole Foods Lower Your Grocery Bill
If you want to save money on your food bill, the easiest solution is to start buying bulk produce and get a rice cooker or crock pot. Your grocery bill will be cut in half, and you’ll probably start to lose weight as well.