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Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Starbucks opens first US ‘Signing Store'; why McDonald's removed Happy Meals from their US value menus; Popeyes' 12-hour ‘drive-thru'

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

Starbucks has launched their first sign language store in Washington D.C. where all of store’s staff members are proficient in sign language. The Signing Store concept is said to be inspired by their outlet in Malaysia where it has nine deaf employees. Read more here.

Brand Eating has reported that McDonald’s USA has removed their Happy Meal from their US$1, US$2 and US$3 menu deals. Read more here.

Popeyes USA has launched a new campaign where customers can order at a stand-alone menu board in Fort Stockton, Texas. These customers will then get a free meal after a 12-hour drive to their flagship store in New Orleans. Read more here.

Chick-fil-A is the most popular restaurant brand among teenagers in the US, according to a survey by investment bank and asset management firm Piper Jaffray. Starbucks came in second place, followed by Chipotle, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. Read more here

After announcing their name change, Dunkin’ is now looking to revitalize their coffee offerings with new espresso equipments, recipes and coffee cups. Read more here

Top QSRs have also released their Q3 results. Know the latest from Restaurant Brands International, McDonald’s, Chipotle and Dunkin Brands.

 
 

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