The New South Wales Government is getting tough on the obesity epidemic, forcing fast food outlets to label the kilojoule content of their foods. It’s a decision that is clearly popular with consumers and, one hopes, should go someway towards…

Hoping to secure a veto-proof majority, Supervisor Eric Mar will ask for a two-week continuance on today’s scheduled vote on his legislation that would ban toy giveaways in Happy Meals and other fast-food offerings aimed at kids unless they have…

Consumers around the world have developed a taste for American fast food, but demand for fried chicken sandwiches and pepperoni pizza appears to be particularly strong in China. Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,…

Fast food chains with a large presence in China gained ground Monday, after the communist country said it would allow it currency to appreciate against the dollar. That move could be a boost for U.S. restaurant chains who could see…

The restaurant business in the US remains challenged going into its all-important summer season, but in one segment of the industry, known as fast casual, several groups have outperformed the giant fast-food chains and taken significant business from higher-end restaurants.…

They are huge in the US, but few British diners have heard of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) or Ruby Tuesday (RT). But all this is about to change as the restaurant chains join Taco Bell in a three-pronged US attack…

In a region where the ancient food staples of rice, flat breads and kababs still figure large around the family dinner table, a mushrooming McWesternised menu of greasy burgers, sandwiches and fried chicken is offering an exotic alternative to the…

Fast-food restaurants that have long catered to the hungry patron with super-sized entrees are now targeting the nibbler, offering smaller, snack-sized portions. Dairy Queen is the latest eatery to shrink a popular menu item. In late July, it plans to…

With the last blasts of the winter season behind them, Americans are emerging from hibernation. That awakening is good news for quick-service restaurants whose sales suffered along with much of the dining industry as high unemployment and economic uncertainty kept…

The nation’s high unemployment rate has thrown millions of people out of work, scared shoppers away from stores and threatened the economic recovery. Now it’s taking a bite out of breakfast. Breakfast sales had grown at a ravenous pace during…