Customers drop salads for full-fat fast food - Australia
Customers opt for full-fat fast food
May 24, 20115:04PM
Three per cent are not like the others, according to a new survey of fast food choices.
97pc of customers shun "health" options
Women in groups most likely to pick salad
Researchers not surprised by their findings
MOST customers are choosing full-fat items when buying fast food and ignoring the healthier options, a survey shows.
The survey showed less than three per cent of customers who ordered a meal at Subway or McDonald's bought a food item that was promoted as a healthy choice.
Of the more than 1000 lunchtime diners interviewed for the study, only a tiny minority went for McDonald's Tick Approved choices or Subway sandwiches billed as containing only "six grams of fat or less".
Griffith University researcher Louise Atkinson said older women in groups were more likely to choose the healthier option.
"(Healthy) purchasers were 14 years older (on average than diners consuming full-fat meals) ... 80 per cent of them were female and they were more likely to be dining with other people," she said today.