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Weekly Global News Wrap: Burger King's “Real Meal” boxes; Subway U.S. closes over 1,000 stores in 2018; Taco Bell U.S.' new summer apparel

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

Burger King U.S. is collaborating with Mental Health America to launch its new “Real Meal” boxes in a bid to raise mental health issues. The new boxes, which seem to be a jab at McDonald’s signature Happy Meals, feature a variety of different moods including the Pissed Meal, Blue Meal, Salty Meal, YAAAS Meal and DGAF Meal. Read more here.

Subway closed more than 1,000 of its U.S. restaurants in 2018, the company said. As reported by the New York Post, the sandwich chain’s latest closure rate is higher than the prior record of 866 net closures in 2017 and 357 in 2016. Read more here.

Taco Bell U.S. launched its new line of summer merchandise, which includes bikinis, pool floats and towels with designs inspired by the restaurant’s famous hot sauce packets. As Fox News reported, customers can avail these products at the brand’s online store. Read more here.

Continuing its repositioning, Dunkin’ U.S. unveiled two new additions to its breakfast menu: the Egg White bowl and the Sausage Scramble bowl. As reported by CNN, the company said customers should expect more creations and experiments in its menu this year. Read more here.

Pizza Hut U.S. denied earlier reports about adding vegan cheese options to its stores. In a statement sent to Fox News, the pizza chain clarified that they do not have any plans to bring them to the U.S. “at this time.” Read more here.

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