Fast Food Extends Life Expectancy

The secret to a long life may lie in the fast food industry, ironically. Earlier this year the founder of Chick-fil-A passed away at the ripe old age of 93. The Canadian entrepreneur behind Baskin-Robbins, Carl Karcher of Carl’s Junior, and Colonel Sanders of KFC all died at age 90. The founders of Hardee’s, Taco Bell, and even McDonalds all died in their 80s. Meanwhile the average life expectancy in the U.S. in 2012 was 79 years old.


At first I was surprised that these people who seemingly surrounded themselves by greasy fast food could live to be so old. But the more I thought about it the more it made sense. Restaurant owners usually have a solid understanding of nutrition so it would make sense for these entrepreneurs to eat well. And since they are rich they can also afford the best health care in the country. 🙂 I don’t think it’s a coincidence that fast food restaurant owners are wealthy and live long lives. It’s interesting how these moguls can be so passionate about their businesses but not consume their own products. Who knows. Maybe if we invest in these high caloric companies then we can also live long and prosper.

Random Useless Fact:
The word “billion” (or its relevant translation) is by no means ubiquitous throughout the world; in many countries it means 1 million million, and even Great Britain used this system until 1974.

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11/16/2014 8:11 am

I was thinking the same thing.. its the money! They are wealthy and that sure helps! xoxoxo

Debt Hater
11/16/2014 12:00 pm

Got confused by your title at first, very clever! I’m thinking it definitely has to do with them being able to afford the best care and the best food in their position.

11/16/2014 3:38 pm

A Big Mac a day keeps the doctor away? Read this: Man loses 56 pounds after eating only McDonald’s for six months

Asset Grinder
11/17/2014 9:01 am

Idont think its the fast food that keeping these guys live longer but that they are working and keeping the brain going. I had McDonalds twice this weekend and I feel like having a stroke lol.

11/17/2014 11:21 am

I agree with Asset Grinder… It the brain workouts that most miss… And please don’t confuse stress and a mentally challenging problem as they are 2 different things. And last time I ate Mc.D’s I felt ineffective for at least 4 hrs following the meal… And I can’t remember the last time I ate that KFC stuff, but the smell, oh that glorious smell as you drive by…. ahhh – Cheers.

11/17/2014 11:24 am
Reply to  Phil

And, and, and..what’s up with that… Must have been the XL Timmies helping me out there. sorry for that – Cheers.