Research and Analysis Report
The identification of the effects of globalisation on the Fast-food Industry
By: Meekaal Ali
Contents page no.
1. Introduction 3 2. Information Gathering 5 3. Identification and analysis of information 7 4. Conclusion 16
Appendix A- References and Bibliography 18
Appendix B- Fast-food Industry operating results 20
Appendix C- System wide Restaurants of McDonalds and TRICON Global 21
Appendix D- IT budget division of the Food and Beverage Industry 22
1 Topic chosen and its context
This report will identify the impact of globalisation on the fast food industry. I will be looking at the factors that influence the industry as a whole and make special reference to Pakistan while exploring the Asian/Pacific economies. The aspect of globalisation will be mainly financial and economic though all factors will be taken into account while explaining the fast food phenomenon. I will identify the variables that have caused the expansion of fast food into becoming a multi billion-dollar industry over the last two decades and describe the implication of present and future technological developments.
The term Globalisation is normally used to describe the state of multi lateral economic relations in the world today. Globalisation can be defined as the ‘increasing internationalisation of the production, distribution and
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