INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap: Chipotle's new accelerator program; McDonald's global initiative against youth unemployment; why most fast food chains' logos are yellow

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

Starbucks has partnered with volunteer service organisation Points of Light to launch its Service Fellows program. The initial six-month pilot will see 36 Starbucks store employees from 13 cities across the United States serve with a Points of Light affiliate in their community. Read more here.

Chipotle has announced today its first Chipotle Aluminaries Project, a seven-month-long accelerator program built to help growth-stage ventures “with a shared vision to cultivate a better world.” Starting on September 12, companies can submit applications for an opportunity to receive mentorship and direct coaching from industry leaders. Read more here.

McDonald’s has launched its Youth Opportunity global initiative, which aims to reduce barriers to employment for two million young persons by 2025 through pre-employment job readiness training, employment opportunities and workplace development programs. Read more here.

Plant-based fast casual burger chain Next Level Burger has expanded to Potrero Hill in San Francisco, United States. Read more here.

Ever wondered why most logos of known fast food brands use the colour yellow? Metro interviewed a marketing adviser who explained the psychological impact of using it. Read more here.

(Photo credit: Chipotle Facebook page)

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