Published 23 October 2018 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A whopping 73% of all restaurants in one part of Wales are selling fast food, it has been revealed. Blaenau Gwent tops the UK league table - with 55 out of 75 outlets takeaway venues. Wales has seen a rise of 48% in fast food outlets from 2010 to 2018, ahead of the UK average increase of 34%, according to the BBC Shared Data Unit . Obesity specialist Prof Nadim Haboubi described the rise as a "disease" for Welsh communities. Caerphilly has second highest proportion of take-away restaurants at 66%, and Rhondda Cynon Taff is number four in the UK with 63%. Wales has had 670 fast food outlets open in the past eight years, with Neath Port Talbot seeing its numbers more than double from 50 to 105. The numbers are based on figures from the Office of National Statistics. More takeaways on high … [Read more...] about Takeaway Wales: Britain’s fast-food capital?
Published 30 November 2016 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The man who invented the McDonald's Big Mac burger has died, aged 98. In 1967, Michael "Jim" Delligatti came up with the formula of having two lots of everything - beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce - in one burger. He was one of the company's first franchisees, running stores in the US in the 1950s. McDonald's has described him as a "legendary" person, who "made a lasting impression on our brand". Jim Delligatti invented the Big Mac in a restaurant in Uniontown in Pennsylvania. It had seven ingredients and was much more elaborate than the other dishes the franchise was serving at the time. "The first day we just used the regular bun, we didn't have any centre [bread] slice," Delligatti told Reuters in 2007 . "Making it that way made it very sloppy. The next … [Read more...] about Inventor of the Big Mac dies, aged 98
Published 5 March 2015 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Global restaurant chain McDonald's is to begin reducing the use of antibiotics in its chicken products. It will focus on removing those antibiotics that can have an impact on human health, but keep those necessary for poultry welfare. Chicken served in its US restaurants will be free of such antibiotics within two years, it said. In Europe, McDonald's is also phasing out the use of certain "critically important" antibiotics. There are concerns that the overuse of antibiotics in chicken may reduce the drugs' effectiveness in humans. McDonald's has been battling to win back customers amid slowing sales. Many poultry producers in US give their birds antibiotics to make them grow faster. But overuse of the drugs could lead to them becoming less effective in treating illness and disease in humans. … [Read more...] about McDonald’s to cut use of antibiotics in chicken