Some time ago, we presented an exposé about corruption in the Italian Olive Oil industry. At that time, it seemed that only the legitimate Italian Olive Oil producers were eager to stem the flow of bogus oil to protect the prestige of their brand. Now, they’re getting some help from their government…

McChocolate Spuds - © McDonald's Japan

As I predicted a couple of years ago, when I inaugurated the ‘Menu Madness’ thread here at the FFB, things just keep getting nuttier and nuttier in the ultra-competitive fast Food Sector. Now, from McDonald’s in Japan – where many zany McTrends are born – it’s Chocolate Fries!

Tims & BK Merger - © firmex.com

Investors seem to have a sixth sense about restaurant brands that even restaurateurs don’t have. The Business Insider recently commented on an up-side of the “BK Buys Tim’s” story that hasn’t had a lot of play and gives the whole episode a very different complexion – if it comes to pass…