In 2007, Michelin published its first-ever restaurant guide to Tokyo and awarded the city more stars than even Paris. Jean-Luc Naret, Michelin’s editorial director at the time, was emphatic: Tokyo, he said, was “by far the world’s capital of gastronomy,” a comment that seemed as much an indictment of Paris, and of France, as it was a nod to Tokyo.
The average meal at a chain restaurant contains more than half the calories, 1.5 times as much sodium and almost all the fat that people are recommended to consume in an entire day, researchers in Canada found.
U.S. stocks climbed for a third week, pushing benchmark indexes to record levels, as companies from Walt Disney Co. to DirecTV beat earnings estimates and central banks worldwide stepped up monetary stimulus to boost growth.
Yum! Brands Inc., owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut dining chains, said sales at stores open at least 12 months fell 29 percent in China in April as customers remained concerned about the safety of its chicken and the spread of bird flu hurt demand.
Tim Hortons Inc., Canada’s largest coffee and doughnuts chain, fell the most in almost three months after a slowing economy prompted sales at its Canadian stores to drop for the first time since the company went public.