Fast Food

Breakfast food has become a major battleground for fast-food chains like McDonald's

McDonald’s goes upmarket in China

By Mark Godfrey

There are clear signs that the newly independent China arm of McDonald’s plans to squeeze more revenue out of its stores, even as it seeks to double its store count across China up to 2022.

QSR customers most satisfied with Grill’d

Australia

QSR customers most satisfied with Grill’d

By RJ Whitehead

Though McDonald’s has the most customers in Australia’s fast-food market, it is well off the pace in terms of consumer approval, according to a new analysis. 

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This week Down Under

Alcohol group slams attempt to ‘create crisis’ over sports ads

By RJ Whitehead

The Australian drinks industry has accused an alcohol awareness group of “attempting to create a crisis where none exists” after it called for TV ads promoting alcohol to be phased out at times when children were likely to be watching sports broadcasts.

Yum! doing well in India by providing local offerings

Yum! doing well in India by providing local offerings

By RJ Whitehead

Yum! Brands’ Indian operation has reported a significant improvement in current business, with Pizza Hut indicating a rise of 6% and KFC doubling that performance with a 13% improvement, with new menus and promotions driving sales.

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South Asia radius

FSSAI offers to regulate non-specified food and ingredients

By RJ Whitehead

The Indian food regulator has issued a draft regulation for non-specified food and food ingredients. Under its terms, prior approval would be required for the manufacture, sale and import of products that are not covered under the current food safety...

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Australia's fast-food market

97% of regular KFC customers express satisfaction

By RJ Whitehead

Almost six in 10 Australians get food from fast-food chains each month, and the more they frequent a store, the more satisfied they will be with it, according to market research.

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Region in focus

South Asia radius

By RJ Whitehead

Bread market expecting to see double-digit growth

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

China

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.

Fonterra: Asia behind global foodservice growth

Fonterra: Asia behind global foodservice growth

By RJ Whitehead

The world’s biggest dairy company, Fonterra, believes that global foodservice growth is being driven by the emerging Asian markets, where it estimates the category will increase at around 13% per year until at least 2016.

Fast food looks to China's hinterland towns for future growth

Fast food looks to China's hinterland towns for future growth

By RJ Whitehead

According to a new report by market researcher Mintel, China’s fast food and takeaway market is expected to reach RMB1.8tn (US$294bn) by 2017. The increase, it says, will be largely bolstered by rising economic power in lower-tier cities. 

Breakfast remains a local affair in China, says Mintel

China’s breakfast table: A local affair

By Ankush Chibber & Kacey Culliney

Manufacturers targeting China’s breakfast market need to realize it is a local taste affair if they are to capture consumers, according to Mintel.

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