RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Australia

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's ranks last on food quality survey; Chipotle-owned Southeast Asian food chain closes down; Burger-flipping robot completes first shift

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

  • According to a report cited by Fox News, consumers believe that McDonald’s has the lowest quality food out of all the big fast food food restaurants, ranking last in a survey of 1,000 people to determine how they ranked the top U.S. sandwich and burger chains based on the quality of the food served. READ MORE HERE
  • Business Insider wrote a feature article on VeganBurg, a vegan fast food chain that serves plant-based burger patties with a texture reminiscent of McDonald's. READ MORE HERE
  • A Market Force Information report cited by CNBC released a ranking of America's top restaurants, culled from the responses of more than 11,000 people. The results have been aggregated into a composite loyalty index that measures satisfaction with the food quality, service, value and restaurant experience. READ MORE HERE
  • A burger-flipping robot, named Flippy, has completed its first shift at a fast food restaurant in California, replacing humans at the grill, the Mirror reports. The artificial intelligence-driven robot not only grills burgers to perfection every time, it can even place them on buns when they are cooked. READ MORE HERE
  • Fox News wrote an article about the healthiest food items you can find at fast food restaurants, which includes items from Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, and McDonald's. READ MORE HERE
  • According to the Washington Post, all 15 locations of ShopHouse, the Southeast Asian fast-casual restaurant owned by Chipotle, will close on March 17. READ MORE HERE

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