Fast Food: The Real Cost of a Hamburger

By Erika Freeman, "Is Your Burger Really That Cheap?," March/April 2010

The hidden price of America’s love of fast-food.

"The real cost of a biased, poorly written article..................more mis-information gets spread. "

Social Subsidies

Fast-food companies are keeping people employed, but the average full-time fast-food worker makes less than $17,000 a year—poverty-line wages that the government supplements at a cost of more than $1 billion a year in taxpayer-funded Medicaid, food stamps and direct payments.

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