The chart illustrates how often people in the USA went to fast food establishments from 2003 to 2013.
Overall, people who ate in fast food restaurants once a week and once or twice a month accounted for the highest percentages, whereas people who either never ate in these restaurants or went every day, showed the lowest figures throughout the whole period.
In 2003 the number of individuals who ate in fast food establishments once a week and once or twice a month accounted for 31% and 30% respectively. For those in the once a week group, this figure increased slightly but then dropped to around 27% in 2013. The once or twice a month category declined to 25% then rose to approximately 33% by 2013.
Conversely, the figure for people who either ate at fast food eateries everyday, or never, stood at under 5% throughout the ten year period. The several times a week category accounted for 17% in 2003, rose in 2006, settling back to around 16% in 2013. The few times a year group rose slightly levelling off at 15% from 2006 to 2013.