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Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Creator of McDonald's 'Big Mac' dies at 98; Indian fast food chain arrives in the US; Healthy fast food chains to watch out for

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

  • Business Insider reported on new fast food chains that are using healthy food to compete with legacy brands, creating low-calorie menus for around the same price. Though these new US chains are regional, they're growing in popularity, so they could spread nationwide in the coming years. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by ABC7, Honest, a well-known Indian fast food chain offering vegetarian fast food, opened its first location in the U.S. in a Schaumburg, Illinois strip mall. READ MORE HERE
  • News.com.au wrote an article about the key take outs from 'The Founder', a new film which chronicles the rise of McDonald’s from a family-run burger joint to the international behemoth it is today. READ MORE HERE
  • Vegans are showing more buying power as Pret a Manger, the U.K.-based global sandwich giant, launched its Christmas menu with an all-new vegan option, according to an article by Fortune. The baguette is available on the U.K. menu. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by the Daily Mail, the Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael 'Jim' Delligatti was 98. READ MORE HERE
  • Reuters reported that Amrest Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire 15 KFC restaurants in Germany from the German branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Ltd. The estimated value of the sale is 10.3 million euros ($10.94 million). READ MORE HERE
  • McDonald’s Corp. is expanding a program that ditches frozen patties in favor of fresh beef, making another break with decades of fast-food practices in a bid to revitalize the chain, according to an article by Bloomberg. READ MORE HERE

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