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Weekly Global News Wrap: Starbucks to close 150 stores next year, the Hardee's-Carl's Jr. branding split, Chick-fil-A is top fast food chain in reputation survey
22 Jun 18
Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
KFC to reduce 20% of calories per serving by 2025
1 Jun 18
The global chicken brand will also test a new vegetarian option this year.
Pret A Manger to be owned by global investment firm JAB
31 May 18
The purchased sandwich and coffee brand currently operates 530 stores worldwide.
Pizza Hut UK discusses driving customer experience through technology
11 May 18
Following the recent rollout of Qkr!
Retail Food Group signs agreement to expand Gloria Jean's in Germany
23 Apr 18
It has declared Germany a significant market in Western Europe for its Gloria Jean’s Coffees brand.
Here's why food delivery apps in SEA aren't worried about the rise of GrabFood
6 Apr 18
As GrabFood rolls out its plans for massive expansion, some of its competitors tell QSR Media that they aren’t waiting on the sidelines....
Grab to expand GrabFood in Southeast Asia following acquisition of Uber
27 Mar 18
It will integrate Uber’s food delivery business in the region into Grab’s existing fintech platform.
Oporto to enter Singapore in April 2018
9 Mar 18
It plans to roll out 10 restaurants in the next five years.
In-N-Out opens pop-up site in Melbourne
6 Mar 18
The pop-up has launched at Lover, 60 Chapel Street in Windsor, from 11am until 3pm on March 5.
UK police warns customers to stop calling over KFC closures
21 Feb 18
UK police has urged customers to stop calling over branch closures.
KFC trials new fries in ten locations across UK
20 Nov 17
The fries are on sale since the 10th of November until the end of December.
Pizza Capers taps into the unfilled niche in the Indian pizza market
13 Nov 17
It has recently announced plans to launch within the Indian market via local firm Krsna Foods (India) Pvt Limited.
Yum China, KFC integrate Smile to Pay facial recognition system
6 Sep 17
It is the first commercial application of the facial recognition payment technology globally.
Melbourne restaurant's pork souvlaki wins over NY Times food critic
12 Jun 17
According to news.com.au, The Times food critic Sam Sifton had the 'life-changing' experience at the Kalimera Souvlaki Art.
Retail Food Group announces expansion within the Asia Pacific
19 May 17
The company is planning an expansion in the Pacific Islands.
McDonald's turnaround gains momentum with reported Q1 earnings
1 May 17
The fast food chain announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.
Krispy Kreme parent acquires Panera Bread for $7.5bn
6 Apr 17
According to a report by BBC, JAB Holdings will take control Panera Bread.
Deliveroo to launch new platform enabling restaurants to reach new audiences around the world
6 Apr 17
Deliveroo Editions will enable restaurants to reach new customers around the world without needing a high street premise.
Domino's and Starship launch EU pilot program for autonomous robots
4 Apr 17
Starship Technologies and Domino’s Pizza announced a European pilot program for pizza deliveries using autonomous robots.
Burger King parent buys up Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
21 Feb 17
Restaurant Brands International announced that it has acquired Popeyes for $1.8 billion.
McDonald's global comp sales rise amid US slump
24 Jan 17
The fast food brand announced the results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.
Top Five UK QSRs not found in Oz
5 Dec 16
Take a look at some of the United Kingdom's top QSR concepts, and what sets them apart.
Restaurant chains are facing new conflicting demands from consumers, says research
27 Oct 16
According to a nine-country survey and more than 60 executive interviews.
Macca's reports 3.5% global comp sales rise
27 Oct 16
McDonald's announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.
Yum! Brands Board of Directors greenlights the separation of Yum China
28 Sep 16
The process is set to end on October 31, 2016.
Five Guys looks to expand to 28 countries, including Australia, in the next five years
28 Sep 16
The burger chain eyes Australia, among other regions.
McDonald's Chief Administrative Officer to step down
8 Aug 16
The fast food chain announced the retirement of Chief Administrative Officer Pete Bensen after 20 years with...
McDonald's global comp sales rise, revenues fall in Q2
2 Aug 16
The company reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.
McDonald’s USA expands All Day Breakfast menu
12 Jul 16
The company will add more breakfast sandwich favorites – Biscuit Sandwiches, McMuffin Sandwiches and McGriddles – to its U.S.
The Coffee Club NZ launches new range of takeaway cups
29 Jun 16
The Coffee Club New Zealand is rolling out a new range of takeaway coffee cups in July.
Weekly News Wrap: KFC rallies after being trumped by Chick-fil-A; Combo deals boost fast food sales; AI invades restaurant chains
31 May 16
Read what’s been keeping QSRs awake at night.
China Sovereign Fund to seek control of $8 billion Yum Unit: Bloomberg
11 May 16
China is looking to take control of the unit which operates over...
KFC Hong Kong launches fried-chicken flavoured nail polishes
11 May 16
The chicken chain released edible nail polish with flavours based on the brand's signature Original, Hot...
McDonald's US tests out new 'garlic fries'
5 May 16
According to an article by TIME, the fast food chain is trialling garlic fries at four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.
McDonald's US trialling new Chicken McNuggets recipe
28 Apr 16
According to a story by the Crain's Chicago Business, the fast food chain is rolling out a new 'simpler recipe' for its Chicken...
McDonald's global comp sales rises 6.2% for Q1
26 Apr 16
The fast food chain announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
KFC's 'Re-Colonization' aims to bring back customer trust
5 Apr 16
According to a story by Business Insider, the chicken chain will be undergoing "Re-Colonelization", a public recommitment to quality...
McDonald's is seeking new partners to advance its growth in Asia
1 Apr 16
The fast food chain announced that it intends to identify strategic partners who will add value and unlock growth potential in key markets...
Major UK chain goes cash-free
23 Mar 16
Following Tossed’s opening of two cash-free takeaway outlets, we caught up with Tossed’s Finance Director Neil Sebba to learn more...
United Kingdom to impose surprise sugar tax
17 Mar 16
According to a story by BBC, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has unveiled a tax on sugary drinks that will be levied on the volume of...
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