Cheaper and Junkier rather than Healthier: UK Consumers turn to Fast Food

For all the talk that Seeds Sales are Skyrocketing for the Planting Season (Herbal Treasures, January 29), Sarah O'Connor reports that in the UK 'gourmet fare and top restaurants are falling victim to the nation's straitened times' in her piece UK consumers develop taste for fast food as recession deepens (FT, February 18).

Beneficiaries of the trend she says are Domino's Pizza, KFC and MacDo...

I suspect the growth in fast food sales reflects a trading down trend from the many people used to eat at restaurants or order take out rather than cook.

A sign of our Consumed to Thrifty times...

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