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POWER LIST 2017, BUSINESS LEADERS: Jason Clark Chief, Operations Officer, McDonald’s

POWER LIST 2017, BUSINESS LEADERS: Jason Clark Chief, Operations Officer, McDonald’s

Jason Clark is one of McDonald’s UK’s most senior executives and possesses an unrivalled level of expertise in the fast food sector. The American QSR has seen a market that it almost single-handedly created change enormously, but at a local level Jason’s expertise in operations and franchising has been an invaluable asset to the business

Lunch!

Top chains sign up to Lunch! as it prepares to make ExCel debut

A collection of the UK’s biggest food-to-go specialists are among those set to visit London’s Lunch! show later this month. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Food, Pret A Manger, Greggs, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero, Co-op, WH Smith, Waitrose, Starbucks, EAT., LEON, McDonald’s, and Compass Group will all be sending representatives as the show celebrates its tenth anniversary. Lunch!, which

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McDonald’s buys in 14,000 new coffee machines as McCafe concept gets a revamp

McDonald’s is mounting a fresh attack on Starbucks and other major coffee chains with a revamp of its McCafe coffee line, beverage equipment and in-store design. The expanded offerings include the introduction of new café-quality espresso beverages to the McCafé lineup – made with freshly-ground espresso and US-sourced whole or nonfat milk – in addition

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 30:  A female employee works in the kitchen at the new McDonald's Flagship Restaurant at Frankfurt International Airport, Terminal 2, on March 30, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)

Fast food chains rule the roost, even when we’re on holiday abroad

Two-fifths of Britons eat McDonald’s, KFC or subway while on holiday abroad, new research claims. A study by online flight comparison company Jetcost identified proximity to branches of the major fast food chains as one of the major factors that Britons take into consideration when they holiday overseas. As many as 43% of British travellers

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  An exterior view of the world's largest McDonald's restaurant and their flagship outlet in the Olympic Park on June 25, 2012 in London, England. The restaurant, which is one of four McDonald's to be situated within the Olympic Park, will have a staff of 500. After the Olympic and Paralympic Games conclude the restaurant will be dismantled and all fixtures and fittings will be either reused or recycled.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

McDonald’s dashes kitchen doubts and bags best quarter in five years

Following the announcement of a major plan to bring automated ordering kiosks and mobile ordering into its stores earlier this year, which some industry observers feared could have hampered speed of service capabilities, QSR giant McDonald’s has recorded its most successful quarter in five years. McDonald’s reported a global comparable sales increase of 6% in Q2 of 2017. Systemwide

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KFC orders UK-wide ice machine inspection after new ‘poo probe’

Fast food giant KFC has inspected and cleaned hundreds of ice machines installed at its UK restaurants after becoming implicated in the ice hygiene row affecting several major chains.   BBC Watchdog researchers claim they found evidence of faecal coliforms from drinks purchased at KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King in the UK, just a week after

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 30:  A female employee works in the kitchen at the new McDonald's Flagship Restaurant at Frankfurt International Airport, Terminal 2, on March 30, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)

McDonald’s ‘tweaking kitchen procedures’ to front fresh burger push

McDonald’s is changing kitchen procedures to cook and assemble its flagship Quarter Pounders when they are ordered – rather than in advance – according to reports in the US. The fast food chain is said to be switching exclusively to fresh beef for its Quarter Pounders and will tweak its kitchen practices to deliver the world-famous

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RETURN OF THE MAC: McDonald’s looks to set the tone for QSR kitchens of the future

When a corporate bellwether such as McDonald’s stakes its bets on a horse, it’s usually worth the rest of the industry sitting up and paying attention because there’s a fair chance that industry benchmarks will be set in the process. The US-based QSR company and its golden arches have been a symbol of fast food

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Assistant manager Rachel Lucien walks past the checkouts in the world's largest McDonald's restaurant which is their flagship outlet in the Olympic Park on June 25, 2012 in London, England. The restaurant, which is one of four McDonald's to be situated within the Olympic Park, will have a staff of 500. After the Olympic and Paralympic Games conclude the restaurant will be dismantled and all fixtures and fittings will be either reused or recycled.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

McDonald’s bets its future on technology as it dramatically overhauls strategy

McDonald’s has mapped out a bold new global plan that will reshape the way customers place orders and put technology at the heart of the delivery process.   The new strategy, which is designed to unlock profit growth and regain customers lost to other QSR competitors, sets the tone for how the 36,000-unit chain thinks its business

John Upton, managing director

KING OF LEON: John Upton on fast food, fluid kitchens and fighting inflation

With a focus on seasonal, fresh and natural ingredients, highly successful foodservice chain Leon Restaurants has emphatically proved that fast food doesn’t have to be bad food. But what sort of kitchen model is harnessed behind the scenes to power this rapidly-growing operation? FEJ caught up with managing director John Upton, who joined the company

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