RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Asian chains remove meat off menus due to Brazil scandal; Eatsa sued for tech negligence; McDonald's considers giving franchisees board seat

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

  • Business Insider ran a feature testing fish sandwiches from seven major U.S. chains to find out which brand offers it best. READ MORE HERE
  • McDonald's investors will soon face a vote deciding whether to give the franchisees who operate most of the fast-food chain's restaurants the opportunity to elect a board member, according to an article by Reuters. READ MORE HERE
  • According to an article by Fortune, fast food startup Eatsa, which lets customers order electronically without restaurant staff, is being sued by disability rights advocates for not including accessibility features for the blind. READ MORE HERE
  • Reuters reported that major fast-food chains in South Korea and Hong Kong have pulled chicken, beef and pork off their menus as they scramble to reassure customers about food safety. Brazilian police recently accused inspectors of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. READ MORE HERE
  • According to the India Times, tens of thousands of hotels and fast-food joints are staring at an uncertain tax regime post July 1 as the goods and service tax caps composition benefits at Rs 50 lakh of annual turnover, pushing up prices of snacks and fast food. READ MORE HERE

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