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Bostonians: Not Really Into Fast Food

Probably not a Bostonian.
Probably not a Bostonian. Photo: istockphoto

Not long ago, we lamented the fact that cities, with their profusion of fast-food options, can easily turn us into urban fatties. However: We Bostonians can bask in the glory of discipline! According to a new Bundle study, we actually spend 92 percent less than the national average on fast food — less, in fact, than any other U.S. city.

That’s right: We spend less on fast food than Washington, New York City … heck, even those earthy-crunchy San Franciscans! (Those cities still ring in at less than the national average, though.)

Meanwhile, Plano and Wichita residents might consider curbing their drive-thru desires: They spend 2.3 and 1.94 times the national average, respectively, on naughty treats like Burger King’s Triple Whopper With Cheese (1230 calories!) and Arby’s Meatball Toasted Sub (1000 calories).

Kind of makes you forget all about the fact that Jamaica Plain really, really doesn’t want Whole Foods to move in, right?

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Bostonians: Not Really Into Fast Food