INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald's hailed as most favourite fast food brand in the US; Burger King's ‘Stranger Things'-themed whopper; Amazon Restaurant ceases US operations

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

A UBS Evidence Lab revealed that McDonald’s is US’ top brand favourite in terms of its value, promotion, and speed of service attributes, Yahoo reported. Wendy’s, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell and KFC trailed behind. Read more here.

Burger King has unveiled a ‘Stranger Things’- themed burger, in celebration of the TV series’ return. According to a BuzzFeed report, the Upside Down Whopper will be served on 21 June in 11 select stores. Read more here.

Amazon Restaurants is reportedly shutting down its US operations, CNN reports. The firm assured that employees affected by the move were given new roles in Amazon. Read more here.

McDonald’s is trialling a drone delivery service, powered by Uber Eats’s aerial arm Uber Elevate. According to Bloomberg, the two firms aim to start the scheme in San Diego, California. Read more here.

Krispy Kreme has revealed plans for its upcoming flagship store located at the Times Square in New York City that is set to open in early 2020. The 4,500 sqft space will contain interactive digital experiences and exclusive merchandise. Read more here.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the US now offers delivery services through logistics firm Postmates across its stores in California and Arizona, with the goal of extending its services in the coming weeks. Read more here.

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