Fast Food News
Burgers and beer — an American meal if there ever was one — could soon have a distinctly Brazilian flavor. Burger King Holdings is in advanced talks to sell itself to 3G Capital, a little-known investment firm based in New York and backed by wealthy Brazilian deal makers who also control a large stake in the world’s largest brewer, in the latest sign of Brazil’s ascendance in the corporate world. A deal is expected to be struck as early as Thursday morning for more than $2.7 billion, say people involved in the deal who requested anonymity.” – Source
“Fat Brazilians? In a body-conscious society whose gifts to global culture include the Girl from Ipanema, the tango and Gisele Bundchen and other supermodels, the idea seems heretical. Yet a government study released late last month confirms it: Brazil is experiencing an epidemic of obesity.
According to the report, conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics and issued just as summer arrived and people began flocking to the beaches, just over 40 percent of Brazil’s adult population is overweight. Overall, one adult in 10, or more than 10 million people, is obese, compared with less than four million who were deemed to be undernourished.” – Source