Modern Marvels

Season 14 Episode 44

Fast Food Tech

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 26, 2007 on The History Channel
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Can fast food get any faster? Fast food joints in the US pull in $150 billion dollars in annual sales. Their mantra is "fast, consistent, and inexpensive." Learn how they grow it, process it, freeze it, ship it, track it, fry it, flip it and pack it.moreless
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      • According to McDonald's the weight of sesame seeds used in a year on Big Macs sold in the U.S. equals the weight of more that two Boeing 747 airplanes.

      • In one year, Ochoa Foods produces enough fries to reach from the earth to the moon and back more than 3 times.

      • If you stacked all the flour tortillas Taco Bell serves in a year, the column would be 3,500 miles high.

      • In 1974 Burger King launched its famous "Have it your way" ad campaign that emphasized fast food burger customization. In fact, there are 221,184 possible ways to order a Burger King Whopper.

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      • Narrator: From San Diego to Sweden, they churn out food for the masses. Where seconds equal dollars, tech innovation rules and flipping burgers is a thing of the past. These industry giants grow it, processes it, freeze it, ship it, track it, fry it and pack it. All so we can pay them to eat it. Now, Fast Food Tech, billions served, on Modern Marvels.

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