Customers pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can’t afford one - it's a simple concept which should be introduced to coffee shops in the UK
Company boosts its recruitment of British nationals following criticism
The sandwich chain Pret A Manger has caved into religious protests and withdrawn its new Virgin Mary crisps.
Fasting makes for skimpy conversation, so try out the 5:2 diet if you must, but please leave the rest of us in peace
Recently I had breakfast at a London branch of the popular Franco-Belgian bakery chain, Le Pain Quotidien. An integral element of the firm's rustic, continental brand image is its insistence on serving hot drinks not in a cup or mug, but in a bowl.
After a lawyer's jibe at the long lunches of his French colleagues caused a row, Samuel Muston studies the cross-Channel midday dining differences
As a 290-year-old violin is auctioned for millions, Andy McSmith celebrates the most famous brand in musical instrument-making
Popcorn is becoming a major hit beyond cinemas – with a healthy makeover and mind-blowing new flavours. Samuel Muston gives you a taste of the future
This is not just a salad – it's a Marks & Spencer salad, and it contains five times more salt than a packet of crisps.
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.
Fast food is bad for us – and even worse for the planet. While chains are trying to make their meals ethical, they could do more, argues Sophie Morris
Smart cards which store data will make life easier, but are they safe?
Marco Pierre White once likened the front of his star restaurant to heaven and its kitchen to hell. He was talking about the ordeal for staff (among them Gordon Ramsay), but there are other, unknown horrors happening behind the swing doors.
Claire Soares learns how to cook for the store cupboard
We swallowed it in sandwiches. We scoffed it as sushi. Now it's swimming straight towards extinction. How did the global appetite for tuna become insatiable? Martin Hickman reports
Have the founders of the Innocent label compromised their ethics by taking £30m from a corporate giant? Martin Hickman investigates