INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap: Domino's eyes 25,000 stores globally; McDonald's hiring older workers; Chipotle gets food safety subpoena

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

Domino’s Pizza is looking to expand its global footprint to 25,000 stores by 2025 in a bid to build market share, CEO Ritch Allison told CNBC. The pizza chain aims to reduce a nine-minute drive to just 5 or 6 minutes, which the chief executive said would mean a pizza is delivered less than 25 minutes after ordering. Read more here.

The Golden Arches is looking for workers in their golden years. As reported by CNBC, McDonald’s Corporation has teamed up with U.S.-based interest group AARP and its foundation arm in response to tight labor market as it gears up to hire 250,000 people this summer. Read more here.

Shares of Chipotle dropped after disclosing that it received a subpoena related to a foodborne illness outbreak in 2018. As Bloomberg reported, the chain said it intends to cooperate fully with the investigation. Read more here.

Yum! Brands-owned KFC has partnered with FOCUS Brands-owned Cinnabon for a limited edition dessert for Mother’s Day. The new KFC Cinnabon dessert biscuits are accompanied by a personalized video from the restaurant’s dancing Chickendales, a colonel-ized version of Chippendales dancers. Read more here.

Looking beyond its gold box of chocolates, Belgian confectioner Godiva is planning to roll out 2,000 cafes over the next six years. As USA Today reports, the concept will serve a complete menu, an expanded list of coffees and grab-and-go items. Read more here.

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