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Weekly Global News Wrap: Russia’s new McDonald’s reveals logo; Tim Hortons unveils U.S. drive-thru design; Starbucks rethinking open-restroom policy

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

The fast food chain to replace McDonald's in Russia unveiled its new logo ahead of restaurants reopening on June 12. The new branding includes a circle and two lines to illustrate a burger and French fries against a green background. Read more from Channel News Asia.

Tim Hortons has unveiled what it called their “new next generation restaurant designs for the U.S.”, including a 900-square-foot drive-thru-only version and a 24-seat, 1,600-square-foot version. Read more from Nation’s Restaurant News.

Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz said the chain is reconsidering its open-restroom policy due to a worsening mental health crisis in the U.S. that’s putting worker safety in jeopardy. Read more from Restaurant Business.

Little Caesars signed several multi-unit U.S. franchising deals in 2021 and is set to double its rate of new store commitments this 2022. Read more from Restaurant Dive.

Panera opened its first To Go restaurant, a digital-only bakery-café in Chicago where guests and delivery drivers may pick up orders from pick-up and delivery shelves. The chain expects to open two more Panera To Go restaurants: one in California and one in Washington, DC later this year. Read more from Food Business News.

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