Lu is one of a growing number of Chinese parents turning their backs on the US firms, further undermining their efforts to revive growth in a market seen as key to offset slowing global sales but where their food has lost is novelty factor and competition from local alternatives is fierce. China is the biggest market for Yum, and home to the third largest number of restaurants for McDonald's. Sales for both, which had steadily risen over the past decade, took a hit after Chinese regulators launched a probe into a local meat supplier last July for allegedly adding expired meat to its products. The safety scare was the second to hit the US firms in China in as many years, and analysts said it became the tipping point for many families to stop eating at their restaurants.
Condiments are supplied in small packets; such a packet of tomato ketchup is seen in the foreground. McDonald's predominantly sells hamburgers , various types of chicken , chicken sandwiches , French fries , soft drinks , breakfast items, and desserts. In most markets, McDonald's offers salads and vegetarian items, wraps and other localized fare. On a seasonal basis, McDonald's offers the McRib sandwich. Some speculate the seasonality of the McRib adds to its appeal. In both cases, the individual items are wrapped or boxed as appropriate.
Food scares strip McDonald's, KFC of treat status in China
An Adelaide high school student has been left requiring surgery after having her front teeth knocked out during an alleged group assault, which is currently being investigated by police. Key points: The year-old victim is in hospital, and was on her way home from school when she was attacked Police have charged two girls aged 14 and 15 with aggravated assault A family friend says the alleged assault was filmed and uploaded to social media WARNING: This story contains an image that some people may find distressing. Police have arrested two girls — aged 14 and 15 — over a fight between a "group of teenagers" at McDonald's in Gilles Plains, in Adelaide's north-east, about pm on Tuesday.