The rapid expansion of international fast-food businesses in some of Auckland’s poorer areas has raised community concern.
Derek Battersby, chairman of the New Lynn-based Whau Local Board, is worried about Carl’s Jr Restaurants opening in Avondale.
The chain, dubbed one of the world’s worst for its menu, already has restaurants in Takanini and Glen Innes and Mr Battersby said this showed how it planned to target low-socio-economic areas.
Sue Kedgley, ex-Green MP and food campaigner, said it was a concern that global fast-food businesses were expanding so rapidly in New Zealand. More.