Fast Food

Yum! Brands plans to separate from its China arm to turnaround ailing fortunes

Yum! linked to KKR talks over sale of China division

By Oscar Rousseau

Fast-food giant Yum! Brands, owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, is rumoured to be in early negotiations with US equity firm KKR over the sale of a minority stake in its Chinese division. 

5 street foods influencing restaurants, CPG products

By Elizabeth Crawford

Authentic street foods with international roots that were traditionally eaten outside as make shift meals by laborers are coming inside and appealing to a wider variety of people as more consumers favor fast food over home cooking, according to Packaged...

Eating fast food could hinder children’s academic performance

Eating fast food could hinder children’s academic performance

By Elizabeth Crawford

A recent study linking children’s fast food consumption with lower standardized test scores in reading, math and science adds to the growing body of research suggesting nutrition significantly influences academic success. 

How much fast food do children eat?

How much fast food do children eat?

By Maggie Hennessy

A custom algorithm developed by University of Washington researchers that breaks down fast food restaurants (FFRs) by segment and meal type finds that children get most of their fast food calories from burger restaurants, though just 14% of children’s...

McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

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McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

By RJ Whitehead

Allegations concerning the sale of expired meat by American-owned Shanghai Husi Food to the Chinese operations of McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut have forced the fast food chains to suspend orders while the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration investigates.

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