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McDonald's names Katie Holmes as 2019 McHappy Day ambassador
5 Sep 19
The event aims to raise funds to help ill children.
Hog's pledges support for Fair Kitchens initiative
30 Aug 19
Fair Kitchens is a movement to help create positive, supportive cultures in restaurant kitchens across the globe.
7-Eleven launches free coffee scheme in a bid to reduce landfill
7 Aug 19
The initiative will run until 2 September.
Vapiano donates over $36,000 to Share the Dignity
1 Aug 19
The charity helps Australian women affected by homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
Krispy Kreme to open special pop up store in Townsville to raise funds for Give Me 5 For Kids
6 Jun 19
The pop up will be located at Stockland North Shore Shopping Centre on 13 June.
KFC, Carl's Jr. and Pizza Hut workers in New Zealand strike over wage issues
20 May 19
Workers are seeking more than a 7% wage increase.
Grill'd officially launches its membership programme
11 May 19
The burger restaurant group is aiming to have over one million Relish members by the end of the year.
McDonald's names first participants of Property Graduate programme
30 Apr 19
The fast food giant has also officially opened applications for the 2020 intake.
Subway highlights supplier stories with new ‘Real Fresh' website
21 Mar 19
The chain estimates they are one of the largest national purchasers of fresh produce in Australia.
Piccolo Me pays tribute to Robin Hood with new Reuben sandwich
4 Mar 19
The cafe chain will donate $1.00 from every Reuben Hood Sandwich sold during the promotional period to Backpack Bed for Homeless.
Domino's raises AU$75,000 in fundraising for flood victims in North QLD
14 Feb 19
The raised funds also includes a donation by the company’s registered charity.
Domino's to hold QLD-wide Doughraiser campaign
8 Feb 19
The funds raised will be used to support locals affected by the flooding in North Queensland.
Gelatissimo partners with the McGrath Foundation to launch the limited-edition Ruby Love flavour
7 Feb 19
The gelato consists of raspberries, rosewater, meringues and Callebaut’s Ruby Chocolate.
McDonald's launches property graduate program
31 Jan 19
Participants will be given training on real estate, construction, design and asset management.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
21 Dec 18
We’re taking the time off.
Oliver's Real Food removes plastic cutlery from its outlets
17 Dec 18
This is part of their initiative to be a zero-landfill company by 2020.
Craveable Brands officially partners with Foodbank Australia to combat food insecurity
13 Dec 18
They donated chicken-based products to support the nonprofit.
Domino's gets one million micro-donations for charity initiative
5 Dec 18
The funds collected in the initiative will be used to fund eight college scholarships in 2019.
Ferguson Plarre celebrates Melbourne's 'urban saint' with new Gingerbread Nottles
14 Nov 18
The bakery chain volunteered to bake the offering after a news program broadcasted the initiative.
Subway eyes giving over 300,000 meals in Australia in second 'Live Feed' campaign
30 Oct 18
Last year saw the chain donating 13 million meals globally.
McDonald's to hold McHappy Day with Naomi Watts as ambassador
22 Oct 18
The event aims to raise funds to give support to ill children.
Domino's launches online micro-donation initiative
10 Oct 18
The funds will be used to support the pizza chain’s other community campaigns.
The Cheesecake Shop shows support for Aussie farmers by serving hand-sliced strawberries
27 Sep 18
The move is in response to a recent needle scare.
How Grill'd, Coffee Club NZ are getting ahead of the plastic straw phase-out movement
9 Sep 18
As the world at large moves towards sustainable practices, the quick service industry is finding ways to do its part.
The Coffee Emporium launches charity initiative for Aussie farmers
24 Aug 18
Donations for every coffee sold will be given to Rural Aid’s Buy A Bale campaign.
Banjo's Bakery Cafe holds donation drive for drought-affected farmers
16 Aug 18
The drought is still affecting farmers especially in New South Wales and Queensland.
Subway continues sustainability push by increasing carton efficiency
15 Aug 18
The fast food chain has previously replaced single-use plastic bags with recyclable paper bags.
Muffin Break partners with Simply Cups in waste reduction initiative
2 Aug 18
The companies aim to reduce the amount of disposable coffee cups thrown in landfills.
Burger Project starts fundraising initiative for aspiring indigenous chefs
2 Aug 18
All 11 Burger Project sites across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will donate AUD$1 to the NICI for every Outback burger purchased.
McDonald's to phase out plastic single use straws in Australia by 2020
20 Jul 18
The fast food giant joins a number of brands ditching plastic straws globally.
Weekly Global News Wrap: Starbucks' racial bias training video; Domino's welcomes customers to suggest ‘Hotspots'; Sugar substitutes market projected to value at $19.1b
1 Jun 18
Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
What was the secret behind Subway's successful ‘World Sandwich Day' event?
16 Apr 18
More than 13.3 million meals – that’s how much Subway donated to more than 20 hunger-relief nonprofits across the world.
KFC responds to ball tampering scandal
26 Mar 18
KFC is a major sponsor of Australian Cricket.
Craveable Brands to phase out single-use plastic bags
2 Feb 18
In a bid to help rid Australia of plastic bags, Red Rooster, Oporto, and Chicken Treat have started removing single-use plastic bags.
Zambrero hits 20 million mark in donated meals
29 Jan 18
Through its global Plate 4 Plate initiative, Zambrero has helped over 57 countries.
McDonald's announces goals to improve packaging and reduce waste
17 Jan 18
By 2025, all of McDonald’s packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources.
ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be having ourselves a merry Christmas!
21 Dec 17
We hope you do, too.
Sandwich Chefs' Project Rudolph Campaign raises over $6,000
18 Dec 17
From November the 25th, guests have donated $1 for every carvery purchase.
Hog's Australia's Steakhouse joins fight against ‘The Black Dog'
14 Nov 17
The brand will host a massive national charity event across its 80 restaurants in March next year.
Subway partners with Foodbank to launch its largest fundraising event
3 Nov 17
"Live Feed", the initiative to help fight hunger globally, will be on the 3rd of November.
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