INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap: Chick-fil-A uses AI to spot foodborne illnesses; Pizza Hut revamps its original pan pizza after 40 years; Chipotle offers free burritos during the NBA finals

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

Chick-fil-A turned to artificial intelligence to spot signs of foodborne illness. As reported by The Science Times, the fast food chain uses algorithms to analyze social media posts for food safety issues with 78% accuracy. Read more here.

Pizza Hut revamped its original pan pizza for the first time after 40 years. In a report from CNN, the brand’s pan pizza now includes a new cheese blend, sauce and a crispier crust. Read more here.

Chipotle announced that it will offer up to US$1 million free burritos. As reported by IndyStar, fans will have a chance at a free burrito every time a principal play-by-play announcer, color commentator or sideline reporter uses the word "free" during the NBA finals game. Read more here.

Dairy Queen announced its free burger giveaway to celebrate National Hamburger day. According to a report from Penn Live, customers can score a free burger when they buy a malt or shake through the Dairy Queen mobile app. Read more here.

FAT Brands opened its 54th location in Canada. In a report from the Businesswire, Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express’ parent company announced the opening of its newest co-branded location in Vancouver island. Read more here.

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