Top iPhone apps: ‘iMovie,’ ‘Monopoly,’ ‘WhatsApp,’ ‘Ani Pang 3’

Top iPhone apps: ‘iMovie,’ ‘Monopoly,’ ‘WhatsApp,’ ‘Ani Pang 3’

Among top free iOS apps of the week, Apple’s own suite of iPhone apps clog international charts, as a mass migration continues towards new system software iOS 10. A fast food chain’s edition of board game “Monopoly” holds sway in Australia, and tile-matching game “Ani Pang 3” proves popular in South Korea. More details on […]

Too soon? McDonald’s takes aim at Starbucks with release of pumpkin spice latte this month

Too soon? McDonald’s takes aim at Starbucks with release of pumpkin spice latte this month

McDonald’s is throwing down the gauntlet at rival Starbucks, ushering the fall season in early by releasing their version of the pumpkin spice latte at the end of August. For summer lovers, the news may smart. After Labor Day and the first day of the school year, the third and perhaps definitive occasion to mark […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hopes fade for ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel

Hopes fade for ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel

The chances of seeing Tim Burton’s eccentric ghost return to the big screen keep getting slimmer as the years go by. According to Michael Keaton, who played the legendary Beetlejuice, the much-rumored follow-up could already be dead and buried. “It’s possible that ship has sailed,” came Michael Keaton’s metaphorical reply when asked about the long-awaited […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
McDonald’s trialing new Big Mac sizes to challenge competitors

McDonald’s trialing new Big Mac sizes to challenge competitors

McDonald’s is currently trying out two new sizes of its iconic burger in the USA. The chain hasn’t changed the recipe of its famous Big Mac, using exactly the same ingredients, but is experimenting with their quantities, trialing larger and smaller Big Mac burgers alongside the original.  In a bid to keep customers happy and […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Carl’s Jr. opens first restaurant in Japan as part of Asian expansion

Carl’s Jr. opens first restaurant in Japan as part of Asian expansion

The opening of Japan’s first Carl’s Jr. burger joint in Tokyo attracted snaking lines and overnight visitors over the weekend, with customers willing to wait hours for their first bite and the chance to win a year’s worth of free burgers. Parent company CKE Restaurant Holdings is hoping to capitalize on the largest burger market […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Chocolate fries: sweet saviour or last gamble for McDonald’s Japan?

Chocolate fries: sweet saviour or last gamble for McDonald’s Japan?

Customers like Shigeaki Yamaguchi may be the last hope for McDonald’s Japan as it battles slumping sales in the wake of an embarrassing string of food scandals. At a location in Tokyo’s busy Shinjuku district, Yamaguchi munched on the chain’s newest culinary offering — french fries drizzled in brown and white chocolate syrup. “Delicious,” the […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

US fast food chain Burger King wants to be the king of the hot dog, and has enlisted the help of rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Charo to help sell their newest menu addition. Starting later this month, the burger behemoth will begin throwing weiners on the grill to sell alongside their signature Whoppers. The […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s USA and Canada to source 100 percent cage-free eggs within 10 years (OAK BROOK, Ill.) – To meet consumers’ changing expectations and preferences, McDonald’s announced that it will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years. “Our customers are increasingly interested in knowing more […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

(Relaxnews) – Burger King’s global peace mission is moving forward despite being rejected by arch rival McDonald’s, having found allies in four other fast food chains who’ve offered to join forces and create their own Peace Day Burger. A week after McDonald’s threw cold water on BK’s invitation to make amends and collaborate on a […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

(Relaxnews) – It’s official folks. McDonald’s has announced plans to roll out their all-day breakfast menu next month. After months of teasing, the burger giant took to Twitter Tuesday to announce the news, replying to followers and celebrities who had tweeted about all-day breakfast in the past with a series of cheeky GIF blasts. The […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Is a McWhopper in the near future for fast-food lovers? In the name of global peace, Burger King proposed making the hybrid hamburger to its rival McDonald’s on Wednesday, at least for one day, the United Nations-promoted International Day of Peace on September 21. Burger King, perpetually locked in tough competition […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Videos ·
Pizza Hut’s hot dog pizza is coming to US

Pizza Hut’s hot dog pizza is coming to US

(Relaxnews) – After jealously watching their Canadian, British and South Korean counterparts tuck into a hybrid hot dog pizza creation before them, Americans are finally getting their own version from Pizza Hut this summer. This week the chain put the rumors to rest and confirmed in a tweet that the Hot Dog Bites Pizza will […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

(Relaxnews) – KFC and TacoBELL will be conducting test runs of home delivery service in the US to see if there’s enough demand and desire for eating buckets of deep-fried chicken and tacos in our pyjamas without leaving the house. In a meeting with analysts this week, parent company Yum! Brands said they will begin piloting […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines) were glued to […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

(Relaxnews) – Food delivery service. Sirloin burgers. And all-day breakfasts. Those are among some of the new changes and innovations that consumers could see as part of McDonald’s new restructuring strategy announced Monday. In a candid and forthright video message acknowledging their dismal sales record, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook announced details of a major turnaround […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

(Relaxnews) – Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to remove a whitening agent used in the powdered sugar that coats their donuts following pressure from a consumer group that claims the substance poses a health threat. At issue: titanium dioxide nanomaterials produced through nanotechnology, a new food industry application that manipulates matter at the molecular level […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Burger hot on the heels of the ham baguette in France

Burger hot on the heels of the ham baguette in France

(Paris-AFP) – It’s enough to make any self-respecting French gourmet spit out his lunch with disgust: a new report published Thursday showed the French are chomping nearly as many burgers as their cherished ham baguette. The “jambon beurre” (ham and butter), a staple of the French diet for centuries, is fast losing ground in the […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Big business cashed in on ‘Brand Pope’ during pontiff’s visit

Big business cashed in on ‘Brand Pope’ during pontiff’s visit

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Pope Francis says he had come to the Philippines to help the poor, but the country’s biggest businesses and multinationals are also cashing in with a not-so-subtle hijacking of his image. The pontiff is the most trusted figure for many in the Philippines, where 80 percent […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
The slow decline of fast food in America

The slow decline of fast food in America

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The hospitals of the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri no longer serve fast food in their cafeterias, after ending a contract with McDonald’s in 2012 — two years ahead of schedule. In Kentucky, Kosair Children’s Hospital signed up to serve Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets to its patients when it […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
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