Blogs & Opinion
Co-Written / Partner
Vendor and Suppliers
Chart Of The Week
Global News Wrap Up
Global Weekly News Wrap
Issue Of The Week
QSR Media Asia Detpak Conference And Awards
Social Media News Wrap Up
Social Media Wrap Up
Social Media Wrap Up Of The Week
Weekly Global News Wrap
Weekly Global News Wrap Up
Why Texas Chicken's sustainable growth plan remains unfazed by the pandemic
15 Oct 20
Yang Ming Ong, the brand’s vice president for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Black Sea Basin reveals how they have been able to...
The role of dark kitchens in a post-COVID delivery world, explained
24 Sep 20
Executives from the region also discuss the trends and opportunities seen in the growing delivery sector.
Why chains need to diversify its channels and formats, as told by Restaurant Brands International, Focus Brands, Pizza Hut and Chatime
10 Sep 20
Analysts also provide an outlook for the future and on particular trends.
Yum China confirms Hong Kong listing
1 Sep 20
Earlier reports say the company could raise around US$2 billion.
Koufu Group inks franchising deal to expand Supertea, R&B Tea to the Philippines
24 Aug 20
A “co-branding” strategy will be utilised in the first year of business.
Starbucks India adds a step forward in coffee giant's gender diversity push
20 Aug 20
The chain recently opened two stores operated entirely by women.
Koufu Group posts 82% decline in H1 profits
12 Aug 20
It expects to remain profitable in the next 12 months.
Singapore's F&B sales see slight improvement amidst Phase 2 of post-circuit breaker reopening
6 Aug 20
Total sales in June was estimated at S$496 million.
McDonald's China going ahead with 400 restaurant openings this year
30 Jul 20
The fast food giant also has plans to reduce their stake in their Japan business.
Starbucks China's mobile ordering feature to join four Alibaba apps
22 Jul 20
The move expects to reach up to nearly one billion users.
Thai fast food operator Central Restaurants Group wants 100 cloud kitchens by 2024
13 Jul 20
The company is expected to open more restaurants this year.
Pepper Lunch to be acquired by investment fund J-Star for US$79m
8 Jul 20
Collectively, the business has 514 restaurants in its portfolio.
Marugame Udon sets sights on London as start of European expansion
30 Jun 20
The restaurant chain is expected to enter the city by early 2021.
F&B businesses in SEA say efforts to cut on plastic waste “not sufficient”: UNEP
25 Jun 20
Consumers’ focus on recycling is also increasing.
Cafe de Coral posts 87% earnings slump, plans to seek rent relief
17 Jun 20
The operator also plans to trim its workforce amidst the viral outbreak.
Paris Baguette eyes presence in Canadian bakery market
11 Jun 20
The South Korea-headquartered chain initially had plans to further expand in the U.S.
Yum! China brings Beyond Meat's plant-based burgers to KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell
2 Jun 20
The country remains one the world’s highest meat consumers.
Jollibee to spend US$138m on business restructuring
23 May 20
Part of the plan is to establish cloud kitchens.
More restaurant closures, layoffs in Singapore loom despite delivery, takeaway surge
21 May 20
About two out of five restaurants offered delivery for the first time during the ‘circuit breaker’ period.
Tim Hortons' China expansion gets supercharged with Tencent investment
13 May 20
The coffee chain plans to open 1,500 stores in the country.
Jumbo Group lowers guidance as coronavirus impacts key markets
7 May 20
Its board says its working capital position remains healthy.
Global bubble tea market estimated to reach US$4.3 billion by 2027
30 Apr 20
Varieties of the Taiwanese drink are expected to provide lucrative opportunities for market expansion.
Starbucks partners with Beyond Meat, Oatly to introduce plant-based meat and drinks menu in China
23 Apr 20
Packaging for the new menu items is made from plant-based material.
Tougher penalties imposed for food delivery personnel who disregard S'pore's safe distancing guidelines
16 Apr 20
The stiffer measures came amidst the surge of delivery orders in the Lion City.
Luckin Coffee's value plunges after admitting to potential US$300m fraud
9 Apr 20
Billions were wiped off from its market capitalisation.
Marrybrown waives franchise royalty fees for three months as Malaysia extends movement control order
2 Apr 20
It will also support franchisees by talking to landlords regarding rent reductions.
Yum China reopening stores as it sees “early signs of recovery”
26 Mar 20
Almost all stores that remained open since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak experienced “significant” declines in sales.
Starbucks to invest US$130m to build largest overseas roaster in China
18 Mar 20
The coffee chain shrugs off worries about the long-term impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Surge in transactions to drive growth of Indian foodservice market
12 Mar 20
The sector is forecast to be worth US$32bn by 2023.
Foodservice in Southeast Asia forecasted to grow by 7.2% in 2020
4 Mar 20
It could take a hit due to certain markets likely impacted in Q1 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
BreadTalk Group loses SG$5.2m in FY 2019
26 Feb 20
Only the company’s restaurant division showed profit growth.
Growth opportunities in foodservice seen for China, India in 2020
19 Feb 20
This is amidst sluggish growth in both economies.
Restaurant receipts in Hong Kong shrink in 2019 for first time in 16 years
12 Feb 20
The results came as the city suffers its first annual recession in a decade.
China's food delivery segment only area seen to benefit during coronavirus outbreak: analysis
31 Jan 20
Short term downside risk to consumer spending is also forecasted.
McDonald's, Starbucks, KFC shut China stores amidst coronavirus outbreak
29 Jan 20
Currently, the death toll has reached over a hundred with 4,500 confirmed infections.
37% of Hong Kong restaurants see increased revenue turnover in Q4 2019: Deliveroo
22 Jan 20
However, only 2 in 10 businesses have reported profit growth.
Virtual restaurants growing ‘very, very fast' in Asia-Pacific: Uber Eats
17 Jan 20
APAC & EMEA head Raj Beri also revealed they are seeing a “convergence” of all types of food on the platform.
After overtaking Starbucks in China, Luckin Coffee continues aggressive streak with vending machines, JV roasting plant
9 Jan 20
The chain says the new channels are part of its “omnichannel customer traffic network”.
2019: Year in Review
18 Dec 19
We look back at the highs and lows of the Asian multi-site restaurant industry these past twelve months.
Yoshinoya, Maxim's hit hard by social unrest in Hong Kong
11 Dec 19
Some outlets have been boycotted and vandalised.
Sign Up For Newsletter
Why Texas Chicken's sustainable growth plan remains unfazed by the pandemic
McDonald's Hong Kong adds OmniPork plant-based luncheon meat to menus
Singapore F&B sales fall 28.6% YoY in August
Jollibee Foods Corporation opens first Tim Ho Wan in China, plans to have 100 restaurants in five years
Social Media Wrap Up: Pizza Hut's panda-shaped pizzas; Subway Singapore's new Meat Stack; KFC Singapore's Halloween bundle
Weekly Global News Wrap: Domino's, McDonald's Q3 earnings up; Slower U.S. drive-thru times seen as demand soars; Taco Bell's first e-gifting service
Deliveroo supported over 3,500 jobs in HK restaurant sector: report
Social Media Wrap Up: Pacific Coffee's launches fall-themed drinks; Jollibee Singapore sells limited edition NETSPay cards; BreadTalk's honey cakes
Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald's faces fourth racial discrimination lawsuit; Starbucks posts more diversity targets; Panera becomes first chain in U.S. to label menu items as climate-friendly
Driving Transformation Through Payments: The Singapore Challenge