Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in Beijing Launches Baidu-designed AI Machine to Help Customers Order Food

Kentucky Fried Chicken launched its first artificial intelligence-enabled store in Beijing on Friday, and the fast-food chain said it plans to further expand its layout of smart restaurants, creating more innovative and interesting dining experiences for customers. With the cooperation of Baidu Inc, China’s largest search engine, KFC started its first smart restaurant in the

McDonald’s China Plans to Go Digital in 2017

McDonald’s unveiled an upgraded online-to-offline (O2O) strategy in the Chinese mainland over the weekend, aiming to link more stores to digital hardware and personalized products across the nation. According to the plan, the strategy is customer-focused and digital-driven, and customers can experience digital ordering, touch-screen services and mobile payments. Further, customers can enjoy personalized products,

McDonald’s to Tap Carlyle Group and CITIC Group to Buy its Mainland and Hong Kong Fast Food Outlets

McDonald’s Corp has picked a consortium led by private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP and Chinese conglomerate CITIC Group Corp to buy its Chinese mainland and Hong Kong stores for as much as $2 billion while keeping a minority stake in the business, according to US media reports on Tuesday [6 December 2016]…Full Article: China Daily

McDonald’s China to Continue Sourcing Antibiotic Chicken While Curtailing its Use in the USA

McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain said on Monday [15 August 2016] that meat suppliers for its restaurants in China must strictly follow China’s law and regulations on the use of antibiotics in beef cattle and poultry. ShareAction, a charity based in the United Kingdom, said last week that it had launched an online campaign asking people