WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Clemson football players weren't the only ones enjoying "hamberders" on Monday, as President Donald Trump's Twitter accounted accidentally tweeted.
due to a large order placed yesterday, we're all out of hamberders.— Burger King (@BurgerKing) January 15, 2019
just serving hamburgers today.
It turns out, about 85 million American adults were also likely chowing down on fast food that same day. Trump decided to serve a cornucopia of burgers, fries and pizza at the White House to celebrate Clemson's national championship. With his chef not working because of the partial government shutdown, he thought it was the best call.
"We have Big Macs, quarter-pounders with cheese," said the president, greeting the team at the White House. "We have everything that I like, that you like. And I know no matter what we did, there's nothing you can have that's better than that."
The decision to have burgers by candlelight drew a good bit of criticism ... and some epic memes. Social media users pointed out the irony of using White House silverware likely worth thousands of dollars to hold a bunch of burgers worth a fraction of the cost. Others were appalled at Trump's decision, believing it to be unbecoming for such a grand occasion.
But despite all the popular health diets in vogue today, fast food still remains an all-American staple.
In addition to the several dozen hungry football players, McDonald's likely served approximately 69 million other customers Monday. That's just under 1 percent of the entire world population. The Golden Arches sells 75 burgers per second and 9 million pounds of french fries per day. You can watch these stats rack up here.
Each American spends an average of $1,200 on fast food per year. And no, contrary to popular belief, it's not just poorer people who buy it.
Research shows that while the highest-income bracket is less likely to buy fast food, those in middle-income brackets are much more likely to spend money on it. Everyone is guilty.