A. Elizabeth Sloan

It’s a grab-and-go food world out there. According to Automatic Merchandiser, every day just about 100 million Americans use a vending machine, 6 million stop to nosh at one of 7-Eleven’s 5,800 stores in North America, and 55 million eat at McDonald’s worldwide.

• Take-Out. NPD Group reports that one in four restaurant meals are ordered from a car and, although take-out lunches are carried to work or back home, only in-car consumption is growing. While fast-food restaurants supply 90% of take-out…

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