INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap: Domino's driverless delivery car; McDonald's trials ‘green' stores in Canada; Taco Bell US to roll out vegetarian menu

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

Domino’s US has teamed up with robotics company Nuro to roll out autonomous pizza delivery using the custom driverless car R2. The scheme will be launched later in 2019, after running trials in Houston, Texas since March. Read more here.

McDonald’s is trialling ‘Green Concept’ stores across Canada, in London, Ontario and British Columbia. Innovations include a fully re-pulpable cup for cold beverages, fibre lids, wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks and paper straws. Read more here.

Taco Bell’s president for North America operations Julie Felss Masino said in an interview with Business Insider that they are eyeing a vegetarian menu launch in the US. He also clarified that a partnership with Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods seemed unlikely. Read more here.

Dunkin' Brands Group has partnered with food delivery firm GrubHub to launch its delivery services across the US. According to a report from Yahoo! Finance, the two companies aims to expand the service to Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia in the coming months. Read more here.

KFC collaborated with Cheetos to unveil its new KFC Cheetos Chicken Sandwich on 1 July nationwide in the US. According to a rep[ort by cnet, the chicken chain will hold a sneak peak in Manhattan, which will include Cheetos hot wings, Cheetos-loaded fries, and Cheetos mac and cheese in the event’s menu. Read more here.

Chick-fil-A saw its rank boost from seventh to being third largest restaurant chain in the US, passing the likes of KFC, Subway and Taco Bell. According to a report by the Washington Post, its store sales were at US$10.46b, trailing behind McDonald’s (US$38.52b) and Starbucks (US$20.49b). Read more here

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