RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's to cut prices on beverages; Fast food-free zones in schools discussed in England; What's in your chicken sandwich?

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

  • The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions joined critics of the McDonald's near US$2.1 billion sale of its Hong Kong and China operations, saying that it could hit workers' pay, according to a report by Channel News Asia. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by the BBC, plans to ban fast-food restaurants near Milton Keynes schools in Buckinghamshire, England moved a step closer after a council backed plans to consult the public. READ MORE HERE
  • The Local Italy reported that McDonald's has funded a €300,000 restoration project to an ancient Roman road to create the world's first 'restaurant-museum', where visitors can see the ancient street while eating their burgers, thanks to a transparent floor. READ MORE HERE
  • Former singer Grace Slick revealed that she had allowed a fast food chain to use her music in an advertisement, specifically so she could use her payment to fund causes to which the chain’s management is opposed, according to a report by The Guardian. READ MORE HERE
  • Bloomberg reported that McDonald's has revealed plans to offer $1 sodas and $2 McCafe specialty drinks across the U.S., in a move that may also help cope with the eventual rebound in food costs. READ MORE HERE
  • A DNA analysis of the poultry in several popular grilled chicken sandwiches and wraps found at least one fast food restaurant isn't serving up nearly as much of the key ingredient as people may think, CBC Canada reported. READ MORE HERE

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