RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's unveils new growth plan; Brits are eating 100m fast food meals a week; Wendy's rolls out self-service ordering kiosks

Here is a summary of the latest QSR news from around the world.

  • McDonald's will be taking a new approach to its growth plans, according to a report by Bloomberg. The fast food giant will be doubling down on home delivery options as well as digital technology, such as mobile ordering and payments, to fuel its sales in the future. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report cited by news.com.au, Brits are consuming around 100 million fast food and takeaway meals every week. Each week, UK adults eat in excess of 79 million ready meals and 22 million takeaways, leading to increased health risks. READ MORE HERE
  • Adweek wrote an article chronicling how a rogue McDonald's franchisee came to develop the now-iconic Big Mac, and how it changed the fast food industry ever since. READ MORE HERE
  • A widely-welcomed federal government decision to stop fast food businesses hiring overseas workers on 457 visas in Australia might not alleviate high youth unemployment in the country, according to academics and unions cited by the Sydney Morning Herald. READ MORE HERE
  • According to the Chicago Tribune, fast-food company Wendy's is adding self-service ordering kiosks to at least 1,000 of its restaurants, about 15% of its stores, by the end of the year. READ MORE HERE
  • Burger King revamped its Tendercrisp chicken sandwich after customers complained about the menu item on social media, according to CNBC. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich is made slightly smaller, with a reformulated marinade and cooking process that makes it crispier and juicier. The seasoned chicken breast is topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo and served on a potato bun. READ MORE HERE

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