INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap: Reservations for Taco Bell's hotel sold out; McDonald's to launch two spicy new items; Arby's creates carrots made out of meat

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

Subway franchise owners in the US are reportedly being forced out of business due to the chain's questionable management practices, according to multiple lawsuits and an exposé in the New York Times. Read more here.

McDonald's Corporation is planning to launch two new spicy items, the Spicy BBQ Sandwich and Spicy BBQ Glazed Tender in mid-September, according to leaked documents shared with Business Insider. The new menu items are said to be intended to boost short-term sales and traffic at the fast food giant. Read more here.

For the fourth consecutive year, Chick-fil-A has found itself at the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranking of fast food chains. In a report by Fast Company, the chains were evaluated based on courtesy, food quality, restaurant cleanliness, and mobile app quality. Read more here.

Reservations for Taco Bell’s pop up hotel sold out in just two minutes. CNBC reports that some users attempting to book a room received a message saying the website was experiencing “higher than normal traffic” and to “keep your crossed fingers on that refresh button.” Read more here.

KFC announced that its Cheetos Sandwich will be available in their US stores through the end of July. Forbes reports that the new item has been in test since at least January. Read more here.

In response to the meat-free trend, Arby’s has created the "Marrot", a carrot made entirely of meat. In a report by CNN, the company clarified that it does not plan to sell them in stores. Read more here.

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