>>total kudos to g1smd!
Echo that too - I just walked into my local town (about 15 mins), went to the butchers and got my weekly meat, then walked back. There is nothing like the smell of something you know is good quality when it sits in the grill pan or the frying pan sizzling away. I cannot stand Maccy D's. I eat fresh, nothing like it. And the exercise is good too ;)
>>So their high life expectancy stats will change when the MacDonald's effect kicks in?
Give it a couple of years, then yes, this phenomenon will be all over the news.
It still surprises me when I hear friends of mine say to their kids - "C'mon, lets go for a meal, Your choice: Burger king; KFC; Pizza hut" Ok it may be cheap, but surely it's worth paying out that little extra to get decent well cooked food.
I personally like restaurants, and gastro pub's, I'm also getting into the CAMRA side of things too - nothing like a decent pint. I digress.