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The French are eating a lot more hamburgers

Lizzie O'Leary Feb 17, 2014
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The French are eating a lot more hamburgers

Lizzie O'Leary Feb 17, 2014
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A statistic that would probably have shocked Julia Child. 
 
Turns out that one out of every two sandwiches sold in France is now a hamburger. Le hamberger, if you want to be precise. 
 
Our friends at Quartz wrote up a study showing that hamburger popularity in France has surged since 2000, and almost a billion of them were sold in that country last year — and mostly at fast food places like McDonald’s. 
 
So go ahead, pulp fiction fans, order a Royal with cheese. 
 
Though technically, they just call ’em a “royale cheese” over there…

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