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Oct. 9, 2018 — Zoya Sheftalovich

We mystery shop food delivery services to compare how they perform, and see what customers and restaurants think.

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Pizza Hut pulls website after overcharging customers

Sept. 12, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

"I was charged $140 for pizza that I did not receive."

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How sustainable are meal box delivery services?

May 25, 2017 — Alison Potter

We look at Marley Spoon, HelloFresh, Pepper Leaf, Aussie Farmers Direct and Thomas Farms Kitchen.

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Restaurants are blacklisting Australians who skip on reservations

Feb. 23, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Almost 40,000 names already on the restaurant blacklist

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Are boutique burgers healthy?

Feb. 22, 2017 — Rachel Clemons

We compare the health stats for gourmet burgers from Grill'd and Burger Edge with a McDonald's Big Mac.

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Five of the least healthy pizzas

Oct. 27, 2016 — Rachel Clemons

From Domino's to Pizza Hut, we reveal the fast food chain pizzas you're better off avoiding this summer.

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Meal delivery services and food box subscriptions

Feb. 15, 2016 — Rachel Clemons

We look at well-known meal delivery services, their pros and cons and the cost of convenience.

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McDonald's menu boards breach labelling laws

Sept. 8, 2015 — Rachel Clemons

Health group complaints about unclear kilojoules leads to action.

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Fast food: how many kilojoules does it really have?

July 8, 2015 — Andy Kollmorgen

Australians want to know what's in their fast food – so we took a look.

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Vegetarian fast food

Oct. 23, 2014 — Rachel Clemons

We compare the so-called 'healthy options' at the major fast food chains.

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Healthier takeaway food

Aug. 8, 2014 — Zoya Sheftalovich

Is our love of takeaway food a weight-gain disaster or a manageable habit?

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Wine and coffee mark-ups

Aug. 8, 2014 — Kate Browne

Why does wine from a restaurant or coffee from a café cost us so much?

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How to win at fast food

June 7, 2012 — Emily McCluskey

We study the menus at some of Australia's biggest fast food chains to help you choose the healthiest option available.

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