INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Weekly Global News Wrap: Church's Chicken workers to get expedited pay due to labor shortage; Taco Bell's new hotel; McDonald's completes new Happy Meal iteration

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

Workers at Church’s Chicken will now get expedited pay as U.S. restaurants grapple with a labor shortage. As Bloomberg reports, the chicken chain offer employees half of their earned pay the day after their shift starting June. Read more here.

McDonald’s latest Happy Meal iteration is now complete ahead of its target date of 2020. As Forbes reported, the fast good giant announced the realization of its global commitments developed with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in 2013 to better promote fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy and water in 20 major markets representing about 85% of the system's sales. Read more here.

Taco Bell is set to take over a hotel in Palm Springs. As CNN reports, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort in Palm Springs, will be open for five nights in August and will showcase new and traditional menu items, a gift shop, and other features. Read more here.

Burger King’s parent company announced its plan to accelerate global growth. As reported by SFGate, Restaurant Brands International plans to expand delivery service in the U.S. and open thousands of new stores worldwide to fight slow growth sales. Read more here.

U.S. chain Steak ‘N Shake continues to face legal trouble after after 286 store managers claimed they had worked 50 to 70-hour weeks without overtime pay. As reported by Yahoo Lifestyle, U.S. District Judge John A. Ross ordered the fast food chain to pay up US$7.7 million due to underpayment claims. Read more here.

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