INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap: Starbucks to launch its biggest store in Chicago; Burger King to serve bacon in halaal-market South Africa; Pizza Hut mulls plant-based products

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

Starbucks USA is set to launch its largest outlet in Chicago on November, WTMJ-TV reported. It will feature a 43,000 sqft, four-story Reserve Roastery serving ‘rare’ Starbucks Reserve coffees worldwide. 

Burger King will launch a dual-restaurant model where it will serve bacon in select outlets in South Africa, a market that mostly serves halaal products, according to a report by IOL. Burger King SA’s COO Juan Klopper said that the move came as they have been receiving requests to launch more non-halaal products.

Pizza Hut USA is mulling to introduce plant-based offerings, Pizza Hut CEO Artie Starrs said in an interview with CNN Business. This comes after Starrs revealed that they are also focussing on adopting technology to their delivery initiatives, in an effort to stay afloat in the competition.

Subway USA has released its Naturally Pit-Smoked Brisket sandwich, according to a QSR Magazine report. It features a brisket that is slow-smoked for 13 hours and is the latest launch amongst limited-edition products following the Beyond Meatball Marinara and King’s Hawaiian. 

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