RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's to reintroduce McCafe; KFC unveils fried chicken-scented candle; What are the healthiest fast food chains for children?

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

  • According to a story reported by Bloomberg, McDonald’s is planning to shake up its McCafe brand, setting to reintroduce the concept next year, with efforts to upgrade its java and get more of its beans from sustainable sources. READ MORE HERE
  • KFC New Zealand has just launched a limited edition scented candle that smells like the food chain’s fried chicken, as reported by The Vine. Customers can get the candle by participating in a draw suggesting a new piece of KFC merchandise that the company should make. READ MORE HERE
  • Huffington Post reporteed that online shopping giant Amazon rolled out Amazon Go, enabling customers to walk into its Seattle-based grocery store, grab whatever they want and leave. The store uses deep learning technology, sensors and computer vision to keep track of what customers take off and place back on the shelves. READ MORE HERE
  • INSIDER teamed up with city-guide app Foursquare to determine which fast food chain is the most popular in each state in the US, coming up with an animated map that identifies the restaurants with the most check-ins state by state. READ MORE HERE
  • The Atlantic reported that United States President elect Donald Trump announced Andy Puzder, the longtime CEO of Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s, as his choice for labor secretary, calling Carl's Jr. the fast food chain of America. READ MORE HERE
  • INSIDER came up with a ranking of the healthiest fast food joints for children, including the healthiest and unhealthiest items to get at each. READ MORE HERE

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