The Hong Kong dollar and the yuan are the most undervalued currencies in the world, trading at discounts of 40 per cent or more versus the US dollar, based on the relative cost of Big Mac hamburgers.
SCMP, April 26Thursday, 28 April, 2011, 12:00am
It's a very worthy cause and a great excuse to get some exercise, but we can't help but chuckle thinking about the Community Chest's Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk for Millions. For the third straight year, the 10km walk is sponsored by McDonald's. It starts Sunday at Hong Kong Stadium, heads to Wong Nai Chung Gap and Black's Link and finishes at the Aberdeen Country Park Visitors Centre.5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Here's a sign of the times. An observant reader whose route to work passes by the Far East Finance Centre on Harcourt Road in Admiralty pointed out to us that the Modern Beauty health and fitness salon, with its big pictures of a svelte and slim beauty smiling at us, is no more. In its place, there is a big McDonald's restaurant that's open 24 hours a day.28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Congratulations to McDonald's, they really have outdone themselves this time. For more than half my life I have been living and working around Asia. Upon my travels across the continent I have encountered and 'savoured' some interesting, though not always mouth-watering, culinary creations.18 Feb 2001 - 12:00am
A 28-year-old Israeli businessman had his briefcase with US$10,000 (HK$77,400) in cash and diamonds worth US$500,000 stolen while eating at a McDonald's, Queen's Road Central.31 Jul 1997 - 12:00am
THE featured Police Cup could produce one of the day's best races at Sha Tin with brilliant Snip Pour Roi and exciting Kowloon Pride likely to be involved in the eventual outcome. It is a Class Three contest over 1,400 metres, but there is considerable quality involved in the 14-runner field.16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
BIG Mac had no luck in running last time, but looks to have been found the perfect race in which to gain compensation in a weak final event on tonight's Sha Tin card. Trainer Patrick Biancone generally has his team in outstanding condition.22 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
In the words of Quenton Cantontino, it's the little differences that matter. Below are some Cantonese translations of favourite fast foods: Big Mac becomes Goy Mo Ba which, translated directly, means 'super unbeatable'.
McChicken Burger becomes Mac Heung Gai, which means 'Mac's nice-smelling chicken'.
McNuggets are Mac Lok Gai, which means 'Mac's happy chicken'.17 Sep 1995 - 12:00am
BRITAIN'S Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy recommends a daily intake for 19 to 49-year-olds of 1,940 calories of energy (kcal) for females and 2,250 for males.
A locally-made Big Mac from McDonald's contains 500 kcal, a Big Breakfast 640 kcal and a large fries 400 kcal.16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
PITTSBURGH: About 14 billion Big Macs have been flipped, bagged and consumed at McDonald's restaurants since a franchisee in the Pittsburgh area invented it in 1968.
To mark the Big Mac's place in fast-food history, McDonald's is launching an international celebration of its flagship burger.26 Apr 1993 - 12:00am