Did you know that “about 38 percent of the mall’s visitors are 18 to 34,” which we know is the “Millennial age range.” Truth. And not surprisingly a huge percentage, upwards of 90, “visit specialty stores, and 57 percent visit department stores on each visit.” That’s why we GO to the mall. Well, that and to eat.
“About two-thirds make a purchase in the food court or dine in a sit-down restaurant, according to statistics tracked by Simon.” Read more at http://www.dailypress.com/business/malls-millennialsph—business-800-words-20150619-story.html.
What’s your favorite mall food? At https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-mall-food-court-restaurants, we find the top 12, as compiled by Kristin Hunt, Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist. She says she “wants Orange Julius every day,” and she invites you to follow her to Cinnabon Bites at @kristin_hunt.
Here’s your list, starting with 12 and working our way up. 12. Subway. Yeah. We know. 11. Panda Express. 10. Mrs. Fields. 9. Johnny Rockets. 8. Sbarro. 7. Sarku Japan. 6. Auntie Anne’s. 5. Dairy Queen. 4. Hot Dog on a Stick. 3. Cinnabon. 2. Orange Julius. And coming in at number 1 is “that random Chinese place overcompensating with 5 million free samples.”
Freak Out in the Garden
Do you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and think, “Dear God, why did I eat THAT?”
You’re not alone. Go to http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/story?id=7116352&page=1 for the four worst mall food items you could possibly put in your body. Cinnabon 56 grams of fat. Holy crap.
Forty-oz. Grape Expectations, 250 grams of sugar. The equivalent of 13 chocolate frosted donuts. Zip-ah-dee-doo-dah!
Au Bon Pain Large Macaroni and Cheese, 3070 mg of sodium. You’d float on it. Quizno’s Large Tuna Melt, 1800 calories. Good Lord.
Anyway, go to the site to see the healthier alternatives.