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    1. October 24, 2014

      McDonald’s: Eating their lunch

      It is lunchtime in downtown Chicago, and the Chipotle Mexican Grill on Franklin Street is packed with customers hungry for...

    2. July 31, 2014

      Yum leads S&P 500 fast food sector lower

      Fast-food chain shares were blunted on Thursday after one of the sector’s largest restaurant operators warned it had seen...

    1. July 22, 2014

      Chipotle outpaces rivals on strong sales

      Chipotle continued to outpace rivals in the fast food sector, reporting strong gains in same store sales as peers including...

    2. July 21, 2014

      Regional banks slip after BB&T setback

      Regional US banks were under pressure after BB&T missed Wall Street forecasts and said it would set aside reserves ahead of...

    3. July 17, 2014

      UnitedHealth climbs on surging sales

      US health insurance providers continued a year’s long ascent on Thursday as the country’s largest health insurer reported...

    4. June 9, 2014

      Time Inc shares receive cool first day reception

      Shares of Time Inc, the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and its namesake magazine, received a cool reception on its...

    5. beyondbrics

      May 2, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China tried to undermine economic data | Officials strived for a year to suppress data showing that the...

    6. May 1, 2014

      Yum chooses Taco Bell chief as next CEO

      Yum Brands has chosen Greg Creed, head of its Taco Bell restaurant chain, to take over from chief executive David Novak, as...

    7. April 25, 2014

      US fast food: pass the napkins

      There has been some indigestion in fast food of late. Mighty McDonald’s, which hit on the right recipe for much of the past...

    8. April 22, 2014

      McDonald’s misses target as quarterly earnings dip 5%

      McDonald’s reported a 5 per cent drop in first-quarter earnings, missing expectations as harsh winter weather and a slow...

    9. November 29, 2013

      An everyday taste of happiness

      Twenty years ago I was hanging around a friend’s kitchen as dinnertime approached. “Let me cook for you,” he offered. “I...

    10. beyondbrics

      October 12, 2013

      The Weekender, October 12

      The week in emerging markets, including: our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend....

    11. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2013

      Yum: no light at the end of the tunnel in China

      It’s déjà vu all over again. Yum! Brands on Tuesday released third quarter results – and once again the US operator of KFC,...

    12. FT Tech Hub

      September 9, 2013

      Snapchat CEO: "We want to make money, contrary to popular opinion."

      Snapchat’s investors were betting on growth first, monetisation later when they put $60m into the pioneer of ephemeral...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 6, 2013

      Yum just can't seem to shake off its China woes

      By Pan Kwan Yuk and Eric Platt Poor Yum! Brands. The inanely-punctuated US operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut just...

    14. March 12, 2013

      US equities step back from all-time highs

      US stocks retreated from multiyear highs on Tuesday with the leading US benchmark snapping a seven-day winning streak as...

    15. March 1, 2013

      Horsemeat found in Taco Bell products

      The horsemeat scandal drew in Taco Bell, the US-based fast food company, and further products as the food regulator unveiled...

    16. February 24, 2013

      20,000 miles to the plate

      The average cod covers 10,000 miles in its lifetime. If the cod is destined for the dinner plate, it may travel another...

    17. February 21, 2013

      A false economy that is hard to stomach

      Do diners in the US really want to eat food that has been handled by people who don’t go to the doctor? Some restaurant...

    18. February 4, 2013

      Super Bowl ad buzz turns into a fizzle

      The online buzz ahead of this year’s roster of Super Bowl commercials drowned out the game day excitement for several ads,...

    19. February 1, 2013

      The ad zone

      When Bernie Goldblatt first appeared on Twitter in December last year, using the profile GrandpaGold, he described himself...

    20. January 22, 2013

      Super Bowl ads stand out from the crowd

      Super Bowl advertisers this year are turning to real-time, digital interactions as well as the usual humour and celebrities...

    21. January 10, 2013

      The power of a titter on Twitter

      Most corporate Twitter feeds are pretty staid affairs – yet another marketing channel in 140 characters. But not all....

    22. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2013

      Yum's China woes: it's the toxic chickens

      So it was the toxic chicken accusations afterall. Shares in Yum! Brands fell more than 5 per cent in aftermarket trading on...

    23. December 9, 2012

      Yum takes KFC brand to Ukraine

      Yum! Brands, owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell branded fast food chains, is set this month to rollout expansion...

    24. beyondbrics

      December 7, 2012

      KFC in China: it's not just the economy

      Yum Brands, operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, gave a robust defense of its business in China on Thursday, saying the...

    25. December 6, 2012

      Yum still has a taste for China

      Executives at Yum Brands, the operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, on Thursday defended the company’s recent stumbles...

    26. November 30, 2012

      China worries weigh on Yum Brands

      Shares of Yum Brands fell more than 10 per cent on Friday on fears that recent struggles in its China business are...

    27. November 30, 2012

      Wall St stalls as fiscal talks hit impasse

      Wall Street stocks saw muted gains this week as US policy makers failed to achieve progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations...

    28. November 8, 2012

      McDonald’s first montly sales fall since 2003

      McDonald’s reported its first monthly sales decline since 2003 on Thursday, adding to pressure on Don Thompson, the...

    29. October 29, 2012

      Burger King earnings fall despite revamp

      Burger King, the US fast- food chain, reported a steep drop in its third-quarter earnings Monday as its refranchising...

    30. October 21, 2012

      McDonald’s – cause for indigestion

      Investors aren’t lovin’ it, but they aren’t absolutely hating it either. In the third quarter, McDonald’s served up its...

    31. October 9, 2012

      Yum to step up pace of China openings

      Yum Brands is increasing the number of fast-food restaurants it will open in China this year, betting that it can continue...

    32. October 8, 2012

      Stocks end week on sour note

      Friday 21.10 BST. Most global stock markets ended the week on a sour note and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly drop in...

    33. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2012

      Chipotle Einhorned

      A less dramatic reaction than when he told the world to wake up and smell the Green Mountain Coffee, but Chipotle is a...

    34. July 23, 2012

      Global slowdown eats into Big Mac sales

      McDonald’s blamed a slowing global economy for disappointing quarterly earnings on Monday, warning that declining consumer...

    35. July 19, 2012

      Yum profits hit by higher China costs

      The rising cost of doing business in China ate into second-quarter profits at Yum Brands, the US-based operator of KFC,...

    36. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2012

      Burger King looks to take a bite out of McDonald's in China

      How do you say “burger wars” in Mandarin? Because that is what China’s ever growing number of cash-rich, time-poor diners...

    37. June 3, 2012

      Finger lickin’ all over the world

      It is lunchtime in Louisville, Kentucky and David Novak, chief executive of Yum Brands, strolls up to the KFC in his...

    38. June 3, 2012

      Yum steps up McDonald’s battle

      Yum! Brands, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is looking to export its thriving Chinese business model to...

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