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Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald’s pledges net-zero emissions by 2050; Burger King to test meatless nuggets; Mass exodus of U.S. hospo workers looming

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

McDonald’s upped the ante on its sustainability targets, promising to effectively eliminate emissions across all its global restaurants and supply chain by 2050. As reported by Restaurant Business, the fast food giant claims to have cut back on emissions at its restaurants and offices by 8.9% since 2018 and has cut back on emissions in its supply chain by 5.9% since 2018. Read more here

Burger King will test Impossible Foods’ meatless nuggets in several markets, making it the first chain to offer the chicken alternative, CNBC reported. The chain first worked with Impossible Foods two years ago to sell its meatless burgers. Read more here.

TGI Fridays has partnered with Reef Technology to launch as many as 300 delivery restaurants in the United States, Canada and elsewhere internationally over the next five years. As Nation’s Restaurant News reported, the first TGI Fridays ghost kitchen is expected to launch in Reef’s headquarters city of Miami. Read more here.

U.S. restaurants struggling to hold onto their employees are expected to be hit by a major setback. New research.cited by Restaurant Business said a survey of 13,659 wage earners by online job marketplace Joblist saw that 58% of restaurant and hotel employees intend to quit their jobs by the end of the year. Read more here.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is responding to the country’s restaurant industry's labor shortage with an unconventional move: asking its corporate employees to work as fry cooks and cashiers, CNN reported. Read more here.

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Hundreds of executives in and out of the country also joined the whole-day virtual conference.
This is done in partnership with retail property group Vicinity Centres.
The move is expected to complement the company’s long-term plan in the region.
The chain is giving them away on their official Instagram account from October 12 to 22.
Customers who order four medium-sized coffees will get another one for free.
It is also looking ahead to introduce the range into schools, local gyms, hospitals and other venues.
Ezikitchen is currently accepting new applications from brands to join the venue.
It can measure pedestrian traffic, profile customer movement, and more. 
The chain is initially slated to open 20 outlets in the country and New Zealand.
Three new burgers headline the range.   Milky Lane is celebrating the end of NSW lockdown from October 11 by launching 12 brand new menu items, $10 happy hour cocktails and live DJ sets at all locations.