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Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's gets cutlery in France; How fast food spread across the US; Poor people are less likely to eat fast food than the middle class

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

  • A secretive robotics startup has raised a new round of venture funding as part of its quest to replace humans with robots in the kitchens of fast-food restaurants, according to Business Insider. READ MORE HERE
  • NPR wrote an article exploring how U.S. policies have encouraged fast food to spread across America. READ MORE HERE
  • Quartz cited research claiming that poor people were actually less likely to eat fast food—and do so less frequently—than those in the middle class, and only a little more likely than the rich. READ MORE HERE
  • Business Insider wrote an article ranking the best milkshakes available in fast food. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by The Tribune India, passengers travelling on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains can now pre-order fast food on their seats through the internet, a phone call or an SMS. The Indian Railways has tied up with food chains such as Domino’s, KFC, McDonald’s and Sagar Ratna, among others. READ MORE HERE
  • McDonald’s introduced knives and forks at branches in France as it attempts to revamp its image amid intensifying competition from upmarket rivals, according to an article by the Telegraph. READ MORE HERE
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