Considering Investing in a Food

Quite a lot of the most famous brands are in the food franchising sector. Familiar names like McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Burger King and numerous more have championed the franchise methodology to develop their reach as far as possible. The former have gained a presence into most corners of the globe it seems. Its claimed that McDonalds at this time have more than 31,000 outlets in over 110 countries. Even though a number of outlets are company owned, over 70% are administered as franchises, by standalone business owners. This is franchise business operating on a considerable scale!

Of course, the food franchise business is an incredibly recession robust sort of business to be involved in. Everyone needs to eat, its quick and easy, moderately low cost and with the child openness of a lot of the fast food type businesses, are usually a low cost choice for a family to go out for lunch.

Alongside burger outlets and still retaining the fast service principle at its core, you can find salad bars, sandwich bars to cater for

Food is Poisoning Us

Companies are continually recalling food and drinks products due to mis-labelling or contamination. For example over the past 4 weeks:

A wine company recalled their products due to incorrect allergen labelling information. Allergen: Sulphites

A food company recalled soft dried apricots due to incorrect allergen labelling information. Allergen: Sulphites

A supermarket chain recalled a green Thai style stir fry sauce due to incorrect allergen labelling information. Allergen: Fish

A supermarket chain recalled its Indian cooking sauces because the acidity levels are too low. As the acidity levels are too low, this means micro-organisms may grow and the sauces will be past their best before the ‘best before’ date that appears on the jar.

A drinks company has withdrawn batches of soft drinks because of high levels of benzoic acid (a permitted preservative)

A supermarket chain has withdrawn two batches of its own-brand wholegrain brown rice because they might be contaminated with insects.

I’ve looked at diet and nutrition in previous articles and the role of food in that diet. What about the food itself? Apart

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage service is the service of food made in the kitchen and drinks prepared in the bar to the customers (guests) at the food & beverage premises, which can be restaurants, bars, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, trains, companies, schools, colleges, hospitals, prisons, takeaway, etc.

Food & beverage outlets are divided in to the following categories:

1. Restaurants: Restaurants are places where Food & Drink is served.

There are various types of Restaurants:

All Day Dining Restaurants: They are sometimes called Coffee Shops or Cafes in Hotels. They are usually big in size with many Covers (seats), compared to other Restaurants in the same Hotel. The main reason why they are called All Day Dining Restaurants is because of their hours of operation, as they are open for Breakfast in the Morning to Lunch in the afternoon to Dinner in the Evening.

Fine Dining Restaurants: Fine Dining Restaurants are characterized by their elaborate and exclusive menu with special emphasis on the very high quality food they serve. The emphasis being on fresh ingredients and natural flavors

Some Of The UK’s Food Chains Are Making Basic Hygiene Blunders

Some of the UK’s best known food chains have been found wanting in their food safety standards under recent inspections from local authorities working with the Food Standards Agency.

The inspectors were working towards Food Hygiene and Safety ratings for each food outlet with a score system going from zero to five in the following manner.

* A zero rated food outlet needs “urgent improvement”.
* One indicates the need for “major improvements”.
* A score of two specifies “improvements” of some kind.
* Three is “satisfactory”.
* Four is “good”.
* Five denotes “very good”.

It is not unreasonable to expect our biggest food chains to score consistently highly from such inspections as it reflects their companies professionalism and dedication to providing safe food for their customers, but sadly the reports show that in almost a third of the food houses inspected seriously worrying results were found.

The basic food hygiene blunders found included items such as mouse droppings next to open food, poor hand washing practices, color coding safeguards against cross contamination of bacteria systematically compromised. raw foods handled with cooked, refrigerator temperatures set too high. In fact the full list of

History of Fast Food

It is believed that fast food originated during the ancient Roman times where cooked meals were available instantly during games and festivals. Fast food gained prominence after Merriam-Webster dictionary recognized it in the year 1951. In some countries like India, the fast food industry is exploding and growing at the rate of 41 percent each year.

Fast food is one that is available readily and served to the customers through a fast service. The culture started essentially as an urban phenomenon to meet the needs of busy people. The concept of fast food is very old, but it became modernized and professional after the end of the Second World War.

Some popular food outlets:

White Castle
It is one of the oldest food chains in the U.S. It was started by Billy Ingram in the year 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The company has the reputation of being the first one to sell a billion burgers.

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
It is popularly known as KFC throughout the world. It was founded by Harland Sanders in 1930 as a single outlet. Today it has worldwide presence. KFC is better known for its fried chicken and

Citygate Hong Kong Outlet

Citygate Outlets is probably one of Hong Kong’s most famous shopping destinations. The mall is discount heaven, as a wide variety of stores have opened factory outlets alongside each other here. Any shopper visiting Hong Kong must spend at least a day here to eat, be pampered and of course, to shop, shop, shop.

Luxury For Less

Popular designer labels that have outlet stores at Citygate Outlets Hong Kong include Bally, Burberry, Calvin Klein Jeans, Club 21, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Tam. Polo Ralph Lauren has also recently opened a well-sized and stocked outlet here store.

The pieces on sale generally include dresses, bags and accessories. They are usually off-season and discounts range from 30% to 50%, depending on the item and how ‘off-season’ it is. As with most outlet stores, sizes can run out quite quickly, so prepare to be disappointed if you have a common shoe size.

Several stores, including Guess and Crocs, offer discounts as high as 70%.

You can also find Adidas, Puma and Timberland outlet stores here, which offer significant reductions of up to 60%.

If you need a new suitcase to bring back everything you’ve bought

Fast Food Concept

Traditionally, fast foods were meant to be consumed by those who are constantly on the go, always trying to beat the clock. Unlike your regular food, you don’t have to wait for your order to be cooked. Your food will be served moments after your order has been placed.

The concept of fast food offers the food industry a more competitive edge. With food being served at a very fast pace, the output can be optimized and maximized at the same time. Though the operating hours of different eateries may vary, eateries would be most pack during lunch and dinner hours.

An eatery running on a traditional concept would lose out to fast food outlets in terms of output and capacity. Cutting down the time diners have to wait at a restaurant would maximize on the profit, with the assumption that the restaurant is at full-house capacity during these peak hours.

Most restaurants running on the traditional concept, where food is prepared only upon an order, are shifting towards the fast food concept little by little. So to speak, the food on top of a restaurant’s menu would be prepared in advance even before the

Healthy Food Tips for a Healthy

As we go about our daily hectic and busy lives, eating sensibly and healthily is getting more difficult as we get less time to prepare our own meals. To add to that, convenient food outlets like fast food restaurants make it easy for people today to just “outsource” their nutrition responsibilities to the restaurant. Unfortunately, these foods are far from healthy, often laden with a high content of salt, sugar and fat.

If you want to live healthily, you need to put health as a priority, and that means changing the way you eat.

Many people think that preparing healthy meals take a lot of time, but that is not often the case. Here are some ways for you to get healthy food on your plate quickly and easily.

#1. Go grocery shopping twice a week to stock up on your fresh meats and vegetables

Making sure your refrigerator is stocked up with the right foods is the first step to a better healthier life. Stop buying those frozen pizzas, and opt for green leafy vegetables and raw meat. Even the leafy vegetables can last 2 to 3 days when stored in refrigeration, so

Modern Food

From Nutrition to Junk

In time gone by what we ate was automatically organic, as no artificial additives were dug into the soil to enhance extra and faster growth. They were all natural ingredients, and therefore, it was not necessary for us to have to partake of all the mineral and vitamin supplements that we have to take today. Not only is the soil as nutritious, the food planted in it, is also fed with all sorts of enhancers, to improve the visible and marketable appearance.

In reality, we are not eating as much worthwhile, nutritious food as we should be taking. Hence the vitamin supplement market is doing a thriving trade, in many ways falsely boosting us up to the level, necessary for good and healthy living. Look at all the energy boosters of sugar that we love to eat and drink! Who does not love a piece of chocolate or slice of cake, a cup of coffee with lots of sugar in it or a fizzy drink? What a boost to the system! They may be giving us a quick fix, but in reality they are not helping us either, in the short or

Fast Food Facts

These days we are looking to make things, particularly eating, more convenient. With both parties in a couple working full time at often challenging careers, the fast food restaurant can be seen as the answer to getting a nourishing meal quickly and easily. Many feel they just don’t have the time to prepare a meal after working a long day, and the convenience of fast food is appealing. However, they are not the best choice for a healthy nutritious meal. Let us look at a few facts about some of the fast food that is popular today.


One of the wide range of hamburgers on offer with a portion of fries can be really tasty, but a regular Double Quarter Pound Cheeseburger with a medium portion of fries will give you about 60g of fat and around 1,100 calories, plus whatever you have to drink with it. So if your daily calorie target is 2,000 calories, you are already over halfway to your total with just the one meal.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

They offer very popular chicken meals, that are quick and easy, but just one original recipe chicken breast will give around

An Introduction To Eating Fast Food

In today’s world fast food has become a norm in most households as well as in individual daily lives. Most people hardly have time to prepare a healthy meal due to the pressure of work and life in general. This reduces healthy eating to perhaps just a few days in the week. In a world were obesity has become a stronghold an increasing number of people are finding ways to look after their weight even as they eat fast food. As might be apparent to many obesity increases the risk of chronic disease such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.

In response to this growing need and desire to eat healthy, many notable fast food outlets are making an effort to introduce healthy meals. One can admit that eating healthy in the context of fast food has really become tactful. You will need to eat some things and leave out others. The bedrock of most fast foods is fries which are done in trans-fats and so on. These are heavy in calories and will instantly give you all the calories you need for the day in a single meal. What to do then is to eat much

Weight Even While Eating Restaurant Food

consider the foods you eat. Sometimes when you are on the road, fast food is a necessary evil since you have to eat something to avoid gastric related problems. The rest of this article aims to provide techniques on how to lose weight even while eating restaurant food. You might think that all fast food is harmful and might ruin your diet, but fast food often has healthier options that you can order.

Almost every fast food outlet has salads and food wraps that you can order. Avoid anything fried, since they contain larger amount of oil that is hard to digest. If you order salad or food wraps, ask for less of the dressing. You can ask this prior to ordering, or ask for a substitute if you can’t remove it entirely. Instead of mayonnaise, you can maybe try mustard instead. Small changes like these are helpful in your quest to losing weight while eating restaurant foods.

Avoid buffets. As heavenly as it sounds, buffet is a no-no if you are serious with your diet. Buffets are prepared in large batches, they are often fried and you simply don’t know what proportion of condiments are used

Make Your Kitchen A Fast Food

Yes, you’ve read the heading correctly, this is a post about fast food and how you can make it in your own kitchen. When we speak about fast food, we are not speaking about food that comes from a fast food chain of restaurants. What we are talking about here, is food that you can prepare, quickly and easily in your own home.

When you begin following the Atkins® way of eating, you will find that there is a huge variety of foods that can be eaten on the diet and more over, an almost endless choice of recipes that your own personal menu can be made up from. And because it is your menu, you can make it as interesting, elaborate or as simple as you choose.

“Where is this fast food you promised, I’ve been waiting an age now and still now sign of it!” Don’t worry, it is on its way to you post haste, just sit back and enjoy the post.

Here are a few recipes that will allow you to cook a hearty breakfast or lunch or dinner in record time. This addresses two issues. Firstly it allows you to

Popular Food Outlets and Restaurants

Durgapur is a growing hub of government and private industries. Shopping malls like Dreamplex, Suhatta Mall, and Junction Mall; multiplexes like Aarti Cinemas, Bioscope Cinema, and Inox cinemas are some of the favourite hotspots in the town. Amusement destinations like Mohan Kumaramangalam Park and Anand Sagar Water Park are also crowded with people, especially during weekends and holidays. To entertain its over half a million population, Durgapur offers every facility present in a metropolitan or megacity. The steel city, as the town is popularly known, has all the big and small restaurants offering a variety and best quality cuisines to the food lovers.

If we discuss area wise, a good number of eating places are located in Benachity which is the largest market in Durgapur and these are Dawat-E-Biryani (Continental, Chinese), Kohinoor and Solo Ana Bangali. The centrally located place in the town is named as City Centre and eateries located here are Panthasala, Ananya’s Restaurant (Chinese and Tandoori), Boiled Ices and Food Mart. Fast food outlets like KFC, Subway and Dominos are also located here at City Centre. The Junction Mall is the largest shopping centre which caters to the branded shopping needs of consumers. The

Restaurant Franchises

Many different types of restaurant franchises are to be found on our high streets and in our shopping malls. There are fast-casual outlets, where made-to-order sandwiches, panini, salads and desserts are prepared, catering for the busy office, factory or construction worker or shopper. Cheap and cheerful fast food outlets are always plentiful, offering burgers, kebabs, fried chicken or pizza for those on a budget or in a rush. There are specialist coffee houses, offering an array of freshly brewed coffees from around the world, along with a tempting selection of muffins, cookies and cakes. Then there are restaurant franchises offering more substantial and up-market cuisine, often specialising in food from a particular country such as China, Italy or Japan. Although still reasonably priced, a meal at such an outlet will cost more than at other restaurant franchises, with marketing strategies directed principally at white collar workers and premises often sited near government complexes, universities and hospitals.

Restaurant franchisors enter into franchise agreements, which grant franchisees the exclusive right to develop and operate businesses at certain locations. Initial franchise fees are recognized as revenue when all material services and conditions required to be performed by the head office

Are Fast Food Outlets to Blame for Obesity

One of the biggest preoccupations for fast food outlets is getting their menu right and then covering all the risks with good cheap takeaway insurance.

Cheap takeaway insurance used to be one of the main concerns, but there is another problem looming quickly on the horizon: are fast food outlets to blame for the national rising levels of obesity?

And obesity is one risk that is not currently covered by most takeaway insurance policies. So where is it all heading?

Central Government and City, and Town, councils are rightly worried that people are becoming too obese. And there are many acknowledged reasons for why the nation’s waistlines are expanding. Lack of exercise, too much lounging in front of the television, less manual work and labour saving devices around the home mean that fat is a bigger worry than it used to be for older generations.

And, of course, food. Not only is it more plentiful (variety is tremendous with almost every taste accounted for), but there is also a suspicion from many quarters that processed foods are ‘the devil’s work’ and rely too much on sugars and fats to make them appetising and popular.

Your First Steps in Opening a Food

Are you thinking of opening a food outlet in the United Kingdom? If so, there any a number of important issues to address at the outset. If you do not get these right to begin with, you could end up with problems in the future.

Even before operating out of your premises, it is compulsory to register with the Environmental Health Service Department of your Local Authority. You must register at least twenty-eight days before opening a food outlet and it is free to register. Registration is obligatory whether you are running a catering business from home, a restaurant franchise or temporary premises such as mobile catering vans or market stalls and each individual outlet must be registered. Sometimes premises may be used by more than one catering venture, such as a conference centre or a community hall. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the owner of the premises to register them. Registering on line with the Environmental Health Service when opening a food outlet is now possible with many Local Authorities. Other Local Authorities require the form to be posted, faxed or emailed, although application downloads is now nearly always available.

There are

Tips For Opening a Healthy Food

If you are planning on opening a food outlet, why not make it a healthy one? Statistics show that around twenty-four million adults in the UK are overweight and many health risks can be dramatically reduced by adopting a healthier diet. Current trends point to an increasing amount of food being prepared and eaten outside the home. Therefore, when opening a food outlet the caterer is in a position of influence. Whether you are opening a food outlet in a college or staff canteen, a local cafe, takeaway or fast food restaurant, you could be serving the same clients on several days of the week, which means you will be serving up a significant portion of their daily diet.

Today, many customers are seeking healthier options. A bad diet is now known to increase the risk of many cancers as well as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, tooth decay and osteoporosis. It surely makes sense when opening a food outlet to consider serving healthy choices and to make all your food as healthy as possible. It is possible to serve healthier food without compromising on taste and also while saving money at

Fast Food Outlets More Efficient

The fast food industry is a competitive one and as a fast food outlet owner you need to stay ahead of the game. That is, you need to always provide a speedy service and good food at affordable prices. It is challenging but you can get ahead with the following catering equipment.

• Anvil Fryer

The Anvil Fryer is ideal for fast food outlets that serve a lot of French fries with their meals. The double pan version of this catering equipment is able to fry up to 8 kilograms of French fries per hour. It holds 5 litres of oil per pan so you could fry French fries in the one pan and another type of food in the other if you require. It is thermostatically controlled and has an automatic safety cut out when it reaches 209 degrees Celsius.

• Anvil Vertical Bun Toaster

If your establishment serves burgers with chips then a bun toaster will save you a lot of time. This unit has a twin feed system, variable heating control and a 6 position thickness setting. In addition, it is energy efficient and is supplied with a Teflon release sheet

Halal Food Outlets iPhone Application

If you are a Muslim, you already know what Halal food is. If not, let me clarify it. Halal means lawful or legal. It is a term that refers to foods, works or objects that are allowed in Islam’s rules and regulations. For example, eating chicken is allowed for Muslims; therefore, it is a food. The opposite of Halal is Haram. Eating Haram is prohibited for Muslims. So, it is a Haram food.

Halal Food Outlets is an iPhone application developed for the benefit of the Islam people. How?

Let us see, the main role of the Outlets iPhone application is that it gives the location of the food restaurants to the Muslim people, who are unable to find their favorite dish while travelling or in other countries. This Halal Outlets iPhone application will help them to find the restaurants at their fingertips, without the need to ask anyone, and search anywhere in the world. But do you know about the meaning of the Halal Food Outlets, well here is the definition of this term, it refers to shops or restaurants those sell only Halal foods. If you are in a Muslim country, you will find