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Earlier this year, it was reported that Britain has ‘the worst diet in Europe’ and that our consumption of highly-processed junk food is four times greater than countries such as Greece, Italy and France.

Most people can probably identify their nearest Starbucks, McDonalds or Burger King off the top of their head – which shows just how deeply engrained our love of fast food is.

Now, new research by FXTM has unveiled that Cardiff is the unhealthiest city when it comes to junk food restaurants, with 30 franchises for every 100,000 people.

It’s been reported that the Welsh capital has approximately 23 more restaurants per 100,000 people than the healthiest city, Sheffield, which only has 6.


In this heat map, created by FXTM, the red markings show more than 20 outlets per 100,000 people, with yellow indicating more than 10 and green fewer than 10.

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The research also revealed that Cambridge is the coffee franchise capital of the UK with approximately 20 coffee franchises for every 100,000 people.

Newcastle is the McDonalds capital of the UK with one McDonalds per 19,000 people. Meanwhile, Birmingham is the city with the most Greggs restaurants overall.

Source: Business Leader UK

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