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Five Food Outlets Fined €40,000 for Hygiene Breaches

Five food outlets were fined almost €40,000 plus legal fees after they were prosecuted for breaching food hygiene regulations last month. The largest fine of €21,000 was imposed on Cashel Kebabs, Co Tipperary, for six counts of breaching the food hygiene regulations.

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McDonald’s Brings Back The Festive Menu

McDonald’s is launching an advertising campaign to support the return of its festive menu. The TV ad shows cars full of people, some dressed as Santa, singing their orders at McDonald’s drive-thru to the tune of “Deck The Halls”.

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Supermac’s Christmas Glass Promotion


Supermac’s are supporting their Free Christmas Glass promotion with a TV advertising campaign. When consumers “Go large” on any meal at Supermac’s they get a FREE festive Coca-Cola Glass! There’s three to collect.

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Burger King to Launch First 'Value' Menu

Burger King is to launch its first ‘value’ menu as it looks to extend its appeal to money-conscious consumers. The range, referred to internally as the ‘affordability menu’, will roll out in UK & Irish restaurants from January 2011.

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Burger King Follows McDonald’s Footsteps and launches Wraps

Burger King is following McDonald’s blazing tracks with their successful snack-size wraps! BK’s three-item line up includes the Texican Wrap, similar to their Texican Whopper, plus Sweet Chili Chicken and Veggie Wraps! Wraps are so in this year, don’t you think?!

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Supermac's Offering Free Wi-Fi for Customers

Supermac’s, announced today that it has teamed up with Dublin-based free-hotspot.com to provide free wireless Internet access for its customers in the company’s restaurants across Ireland. Pat McDonagh, Managing Director of Supermac’s, hailed the decision as part of the company’s forward-looking marketing strategy.

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Starbucks Most Popular Facebook Brand With 10M Fans

Starbucks yesterday became the first brand on Facebook to exceed 10 million fans, according to the Inside Facebook blog. Inside Facebook’s Sara Inés Calderón said Starbuck’s success on Facebook was partly due to the store’s popularity and ubiquity, but also because it maintains a very active presence on the site.

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Nando's Spreads Its Wings to Swords

Peri peri chicken purveyor, Nando’s has opened a second Dublin restaurant at the Pavilion’s Shopping Centre, Swords. The new restaurant is the fourth to open in the island of Ireland and the second in Dublin, creating 35 new full and part-time jobs. The first Dublin branch of the world-famous restaurant opened in Dundrum Town Centre in September 2008 and has since become a firm favourite amongst the city’s food lovers.