Fast Food Industry Award [MA000003]

Who the Fast Food Award covers

The Fast Food Award covers employers in the fast food industry and their employees who fit within the classifications of the award.

The fast food industry includes taking orders for, preparing, selling and delivering fast food (mainly take-away). Fast foods are meals, snacks and beverages:

  • to be consumed away from the point of sale
  • packaged in a way that customers can choose to take them somewhere else to consume or
  • sold in food courts, shopping centres and retail complexes.

Examples of employees covered by the Fast Food Award include:

  • employees taking orders, cooking and selling fast food
  • baristas (in fast food shops or take-away cafes) 
  • delivery drivers
  • supervisors of these employees
  • employees in charge of a fast food / take-away shop or outlet
  • cafes where the main food or drink is sold (and packaged) for take-away. 

The Fast Food Award also covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation in the fast food industry.

Check the award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.

Source reference: Fast Food Industry Award [MA000003] clauses 3, 4 and schedule B external-icon.png

Who the Fast Food Award doesn’t cover

The Fast Food Award does not cover cafes, restaurants, coffee shops or bars where the business mainly sells food and beverages to be eaten on the premises and/or offers sit down and table service.

The Fast Food Award doesn’t cover employers and employees when they are covered by one of the following awards:

  • Restaurant Award
  • Hospitality Award
  • Retail Award.

Check the award for full information on coverage and classifications.

Source reference: Fast Food Industry Award [MA000003] clauses 3, 4 and schedule B external-icon.png

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