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GLOBAL WEEKLY NEWS WRAP: Burger sells for $10,000 in Dubai; McDonald's gets hacked, blasts POTUS Donald Trump; Waffle House Co-Founder dies at 97

Here is a summary of the latest QSR news from around the world.

  • According to a report by NPR, Joe Rogers Sr., who founded Waffle House in 1955 with Tom Forkner, died at the age of 97. Forkner is 99 years old. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by the Sunday Express, McDonald's is planning to expand its delivery operations to the UK, France, the US, Germany and Canada. READ MORE HERE
  • A burger has sold at a charity auction in Dubai for $10,000, according to a report by CNN Money. Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, took the winning bid for the giant burger containing seven beef patties, aged cheddar cheese and veal bacon strips in a saffron brioche bun. READ MORE HERE
  • TechCrunch reported that McDonald’s has begun testing mobile ordering and payments in select U.S. markets — the first to receive the technology as part of a pilot test aimed at working out the kinks ahead of a full rollout across the U.S. and to other international markets by year’s end. READ MORE HERE
  • The Financial Times reported on Zume, a pizza chain in California, about how its 75 human employees are paid an average $18 an hour and are offered coding classes, as the business uses a range of technology including artificial intelligence to predict delivery routes. READ MORE HERE
  • McDonald's confirmed that its account was “hacked by an external source” after it sent a message calling Donald Trump “a disgusting excuse of a President.”, according to a report by news.com.au. The tweet to Trump from the official account for McDonald’s Corp. has since been deleted. READ MORE HERE

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