Fast Food: making you fat even faster

It’s time to chose quality over convenience.

The not so recent rage over fast food hit Pakistan more than a decade ago when finally McDonalds decided to open in Lahore in 1998. What a milestone for Pakistan that was, when hopeful businessmen competed in a rat race to own the franchise. McDonalds has more than . . . → Read More: Fast Food: making you fat even faster

The price of going global

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting at Mr Burger (the boat basin outlet), thinking  ‘What went wrong?’

Mr Burger was once the most popular, rather the only recognised burger place in Karachi. I say ‘recognised’ because while Hanifia and Chips were contenders, the gap between their demand and Mr Burger’s demand was huge.

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McDonalds loses fries monopoly in London Olympics

In recent days the Olympic committee has overturned its policy supporting a McDonald’s monopoly on selling fries at the London Games this summer.

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Should parents put their kids on a diet?

I magine my horror, as a parent who instils healthy eating as a given rather than an option, when my six-year-old son proudly sang me a song: ‘McDonalds! McDonalds! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut!’. I doubt I would have been more mortified if he’d strung together a string of four-letter expletives (though in . . . → Read More: Should parents put their kids on a diet?