News Twitter user Craig Davies claims to have taken this photo of a hearse at the drive-through of a fast-food restaurant

Twitter user Craig Davies said the driver gave up and moved on to Starbucks

Man quizzed over KFC gun murder

Police were questioning a man tonight after another man was gunned down outside a fast-food restaurant.

Fast food chains drop watchdog's calorie-count display scheme

Fast food chains and restaurants have quietly sunk a plan by Britain's food watchdog to display calorie counts in eating outlets across the country, The Independent can disclose.

The fast-food giant eating up the world

Thanks to its success in China, Yum!, the owner of KFC, is bigger than McDonald's – and it's still growing.

Chinese restaurants top of the menu for food poisoning

Chinese restaurants and takeaways have dirtier kitchens than eating places serving other styles of cooking, according to environmental health officers.

Taco Bell picks Essex for launch of first UK site

Taco Bell, the US-based Mexican restaurant giant, is to launch its first UK outlet in Essex next month. The chain, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which also operates Pizza Hut and KFC, will use a franchise model in the UK and target the value end of the market. Items on its menu will start at 79p.

KFC fined £11,000 after inspector sees cockroach eating chip

An environmental health officer saw a cockroach eating a chip in one of the busiest branches of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Britain, only four months after the chain was warned to improve its hygiene.

KFC fined £19,000 for food hygiene breaches

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was ordered to pay out almost £19,000 today after a cockroach was found eating a chip in one of the busiest branches in Britain.

KFC admits hygiene breaches at Leicester Square branch

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) today admitted breaching hygiene rules at one of the busiest branches in Britain

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Business Diary: The perfect product placement?

Kentucky Fried Chicken employs some bright folks in its marketing department. How best to launch its "fiery wings" meal, they wondered, before noticing reports about town councils across the US being short of funds to install new fire hydrants. Enter KFC, which is paying for the hydrants on the condition it gets to advertise its fiery wings on them.

The Persuasionists - The hard sell as soft option

As a new BBC sitcom, The Persuasionists, lifts the lid on advertising, Gerard Gilbert asks why few TV writers have seen the potential for satire in the industry – and if this attempt is a missed opportunity

Angus Fraser: Lord's must resist temptation to mortgage its heritage

Plans to redevelop the ground are exciting but there are fears the debt could compromise the MCC's position

Matthew Norman: Yum Yum Yentob sings for his supper

After a mixed week for the BBC on the courage-under-fire front (see George Alagiah, below), a rousing thank the Lord for Alan Yentob.

Matthew Norman: Gordo the fingernail vs Cam the puppet

Here we go again. Every four or five years, without fail, the prospect of a live, televised election scrap between the party leaders is tantalisingly raised, and this time it might even happen. Peter Mandelson has green-lit it already, of course, and where the Senior Prime Minister has led, Gordon may just follow in desperation for a last-minute game-changer. Some find the idea unappealing but, as anyone who watched the Obama vs McCain trilogy may agree, these debates are far the most reliable guides to judgement and temperament.

Culture: The Citizen Kane of reality TV

"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine," said Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars – and the same appears to be true of Jade Goody. In the pipeline so far are two rival biographies, a coffee-table book, a two-part television retrospective and, the trustees of her estate suggest, a fully fledged biopic.

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