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GLOBAL WEEKLY NEWS WRAP: QSRs join 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest; Restaurant Brands doubles earnings; Super Duper Burgers eyes expansion

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

  • According to an article by Business Insider, Kimbal Musk (the younger brother of tech magnate Elon) wants to revolutionize the way America eats, through affordable and nutritious food. Musk wants to expand his Next Door brand, which serves dishes made strictly with locally-sourced meat and vegetables, to at least a half-dozen Midwestern and southern states. READ MORE HERE
  • ABC News reports that restaurants, grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints all over the U.S. shut down as immigrants stayed home as part of a nationwide protest called A Day Without Immigrants. READ MORE HERE
  • The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King doubled its fourth quarter earnings and grew sales as the fast food giant continued its aggressive global expansion plans, according to the Financial Post. Notably, both of Restaurant Brands International’s chains posted strong sales in the U.S. market. READ MORE HERE
  • AsiaOne reports that Pizza Hut Singapore unveiled its newest creation, the Cheese Lovers' pan pizza. The brand described it as being "your cheesiest desire" with a "delightful mix of savoury cheeses like emmental, gouda, parmesan, edam, mozzarella and cream cheese. READ MORE HERE
  • Cult burger chain Super Duper Burgers is now looking to increase its fan base by expanding from 10 locations to 13 by early 2018, according to a report by Business Insider. Super Duper Burgers also said that it was in preliminary talks to launch international outposts. READ MORE HERE
  • The Independent recognized the British restaurant delivery app Deliveroo's fourth year in business by publishing an article revealing lesser known facts about the company. READ MORE HERE

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