RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Eatsa fully automates ordering; Burger experts choose world's best burgers; Fast food chains in India cultivate untapped workforce

Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.

  • Huffington Post wrote a summary of what it believes to be "six things fast food companies did right" in 2016, which includes the transition of fast food giants like McDonald's and Subway to healthier ingredients. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a story by FOX News, Shake Shack is raising its prices to increase the wages of its employees. READ MORE HERE
  • Randy Garutti, chief executive officer of Shake Shack; Scott Collins Meatliquor restaurants founder; and Uwe Opocensky, executive chef at the Greater China Restaurant Co. in Hong Kong teamed up to name the best burgers from around the world in a Bloomberg article. READ MORE HERE
  • Fast food concept Eatsa is taking out employee interaction completely by allowing customers to order via an app or in-store on a kiosk, while the order is placed in a cubby upon completion, according to Business Insider. READ MORE HERE
  • According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, American fast-food chains have become an unlikely source of female employment and empowerment in India, a country where traditionally most women are kept from working outside the home. READ MORE HERE
  • The Financial Times wrote about the new challenges facing fast food giant McDonald's. Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook may have revived US sales but he must stay on top of consumer trends in order to retain the brand's supremacy. READ MORE HERE
  • The New York Times is under fire for writing a zero-star review of the new fast food chain Locol, which aims to offer employment options and serve food to low-income neighbourhoods. In an article, the LA Times compared the criticism to "booing at an elementary school musical". READ MORE HERE

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