KENNEWICK, Wash. - Obesity keeps turning up as one of the top issues in Benton and Franklin Counties and a large percentage of fast food eateries could have something to do with that.
The 2013 County Health Rankings show that Benton and Franklin Counties sit somewhere in the middle to upper third of the statewide rankings. But one thing that really stands out is the vast number of fast food choices in the Tri-Cities.
"Like everything else, moderation in all things," said Matt Hays.
"Usually I go to Subway. Because you can get those vegetables that you don't get at any other fast places," said Maggie Frieski.
The percent of all restaurants that are fast food establishments in any one county in the nation averages about 27%. But locally, 49% of Benton County eateries are fast food and in Franklin County that number jumps to 57%.
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