Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
Burger King announced that their signature Whopper now features "no colors, no flavors and no preservatives" from artificial sources at locations across the US. In a media release, the chain said that 85% of its permanent menu in the US is free of ingredients from artificial sources, with plans to completely rid the menu of preservatives, colors, and flavors from artificial sources by early 2021. Read more here.
McDonald’s said it is running out of burgers thanks to a partnership with the rapper and singer Travis Scott, Business Insider reported. This is despite the meal being made up of the fast food giant’s classics: a Quarter Pounder with cheese, fries with barbecue sauce, and Sprite. Read more here.
Building on its digital successes amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Chipotle said it may be experimenting with delivery prices and accelerating the adoption of Chipotlanes, or drive-thru lanes designed for fetching mobile orders. As reported by Nation’s Restaurant News, the brand will also roll out an “official” quesadilla product in the U.S. Read more here.
Chick-fil-A is testing a new chicken sandwich in select stores in the U.S. As reported by Restaurant Business, their new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich features an original Chick-fil-A filet drizzled with honey, topped with pimento cheese and served on bun with mild pickled jalapenos. This is also the first variation of their original sandwich they have tested as a seasonal item. Read more here.
Shake Shack said it now has curbside pickup available at 68 restaurants in the U.S. and recently debuted its first Shack Track format location in Los Angeles. As reported by Nation’s Restaurant News, the burger chain said roughly a third of all app orders at eligible locations are being placed for curbside pickup, which has become a popular ordering channel during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
A fast casual restaurant in Canada claims to have launched the world's first pizza subscription service. General Assembly Pizza said the subscription offers free home delivery for stacks of 4, 6, 8 or 10 pizzas, and is available in Toronto with plans to expand throughout Ontario in 2021. Read more here.
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