A rendering of the “McWhopper.” Burger King proposed a one-day truce with McDonald’s to sell a meal blending their burgers

It is rare enough that McDonald’s gets taught a lesson in marketing by Burger King, but that is what seems to have happened after its smaller rival su(...)

Centenarian Maire Godfrey at  home in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of Máire Godfrey’s earliest memories is of the soldiers who lived in her home in Co Kerry during the Civil War in 1922. About 15 Free State(...)

A worker carries a pizza for delivery at a Domino’s pizza store in Sydney:   Fast food  companies are making healthy profits and boldly innovating in the unlikely market of Australia. Photograph: REUTERS/David Gray

Fast food may be falling out of favour in many countries around the world but companies are making healthy profits and boldly innovating in the unlike(...)

A photograph circulating on social media showed a notice pinned up at the McDonald’s in Hyeres near Marseille in southern France, reading: “After an incident on July 25th, it is absolutely forbidden to provide food to vagrants...”. File photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

McDonald’s has apologised for an incident in which workers in one of the US burger chain’s French franchises appeared to be threatened with the sack f(...)

Protesters in Ferguson this week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Two reporters who were arrested while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, have been charged with trespassing and interfering wit(...)

Starbucks: has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance to Lucan shopping centre

Starbucks is among four new tenants at Lucan Shopping Centre. It has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance of the centre (...)

For an employee “the journey” may  make change inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

In my first job that did not involve beer or sliced ham, I worked in the corporate affairs department of a pharmaceutical company. One day some consul(...)

No more telling your kids to eat more chicken nuggets if you want to run like Usain Bolt . The six-time Olympic gold medallist and fastest man on Eart(...)

Det Garda Colin Greenway told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that Philip Kelly (26) hid in the ladies toilet of McDonald’s on Patrick Street in Cork for some time before sexually assaulting a woman. Image: Google Maps.

A man has been jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a Spanish woman in the ladies toilet at a fast food restaurant in C(...)

 Minions figures pose outside a movie theatre. File photograph: Evert Elzinga/EPA

A stuffed teddy bear based on the animated movie Minions is credited with breaking the fall of a five-year-old Colorado girl who only suffered minor i(...)