I saw this today and thought it would make a good thread. This is according to financial consultant Dave Ramsey: "American's spent $1.7 billion on fast food w/ their credit/debit cards in 2000. In 2008, that number had climbed to $70.4 billion. - CardTrack" This actually does surprise me. I would not have guessed that it had gone up nearly that much, assuming those figures are accurate.