Fast Food: The Real Cost of a Hamburger
The hidden price of America’s love of fast-food.
"A broader perspective through the scope of the triple bottom line. Environmental, social and economical. It's appalling how difficult it is to find articles such as this that break down the true cost of our everyday 'values'. "
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.