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Fast Food Restaurant

A Good Week for ... , May 5, 2013

The little-known restaurant Story Deli, based out of a former Scout hut in a quiet corner of London, found itself hailed by foodies for offering the world's best fast-food dish.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 2:51am

Fast-food industry serves up a runaway wealth gap

Tyree Johnson scrubs himself with a bar of soap in a McDonald's bathroom and puts on fresh deodorant. He stashes his toiletries in a bag and hops on a city train. His destination: another McDonald's about a mile away.

13 Dec 2012 - 5:28am


Last Monday's 'The Week Explained' column (titled 'Making a meal of it'), suggests that Ray Kroc took over the fast-food chain White Castle to create McDonald's. That is incorrect. White Castle and McDonald's were, and are, separate restaurant chains. The error occurred during initial editing.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Making a meal of it

The seemingly unstoppable rise of McDonald's in China, and elsewhere in the world for that matter, has faltered, according to the company's recently released second quarter report.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

McDonald's takes heat for 'pink slime'

A credibility crisis may be looming for McDonald's on the mainland, where many consumers are sceptical of a company statement issued to reassure the public about controversial ingredients used in its burgers.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

McDonald's to speed mainland outlet openings

McDonald's plans to accelerate restaurant openings on the mainland by adding up to 250 new outlets this year, driven by increased demand for hamburgers and other fast-food fare in the country.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lean times for Chinese restaurants

Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong have for years been unable to entice workers, owing to their long and tiring hours. And the minimum-wage scheme that took effect in May, says one restaurateur, has made the problem worse.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Point-by-point rebuttals bear fruit

St Antonius Girls' College scored a convincing victory as student debaters returned to action after the summer holidays. St Antonius beat PLK Wu Chung College in the fourth round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition held on September 14.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

McDonald's top recipe for loyalty

Fast food restaurant chain McDonald's has 14,000 employees in Hong Kong.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Home-cooked meals are best

Bringing home-cooked meals to school or eating out in fast-food restaurants has long been a hot topic among students. For me, a home-cooked lunch is much better than fast food, irrespective of their nutritional content or price.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Expanding restaurant chain stays faithful to core values

Restaurant chain Cafe de Coral Holdings, the winner of the Enterprise Award this year, caters to an average of 300,000 customers daily in Hong Kong.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Quick-casual revolution

Like the rest of the world, the sector is undergoing major changes in Hong Kong as consumers are turning to healthier alternatives

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Restaurant chain seeks hungry project manager

An initiator who sees no boundaries with a hunger for innovation and challenge is sought to work for a quick service restaurant chain.

McDonald's Restaurants is looking for a project manager for its construction department overseeing the fitting-out of new stores, re-imaging existing restaurants and dealing with restaurant licensing matters with statutory authorities.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Good conscience the magic ingredient

What does it take to become a successful caterer? Good food is, of course, a must, but to Yim Wun-hing, owner of a popular cha chan teng (cafe) in the Mid-Levels, only an establishment with a good conscience can make customers return.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Venerable eateries look to McDonald's for guidance

Famous restaurants usually do not need to do much to retain their popularity, but it's a different story for those running less-well-known establishments or those that have been around a long time.

One such restaurateur believes he needs to update his management practices - and he's looking to the success of the world's largest fast-food chain for guidance.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am