news.vice.com – Obesity is now the biggest health issue facing Kuwait — and the country’s obsession with American fast food could be to blame.
The very first McDonald’s restaurant appeared in Kuwait on a U.S. military base set up to support the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Since then, the industry has rapidly expanded: There are now hundreds of U.S. fast-food restaurants in Kuwait.
As consumers in the U.S. become more health-conscious, fast-food sales are plateauing, but in Kuwait they’re only going up. And as a result, it has become one of the most obese countries on the planet.
With demand high, and costs low, Bagnied expects American fast-food companies to continue investing heavily in the Middle East for years to come.
Every time one of these stories come out I instantly just go to that dystopian universe in Wall-E …It’s coming waayyy sooner then we think