INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Starbucks opens first site in Italy; McDonald's trials int'l menu items; Domino's Russia cuts short tattoo promo

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

McDonald’s USA will trial a range of flavors from other countries to 50 of its outlets in Miami, South Florida. The fast food chain will be bringing innovations such as Malaysia’s BBQ McShaker Fries, McSpicy Chicken from Hong Kong, and Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands. Read more here.

Starbucks has opened its first site in Italy, their Reserve Roastery in Milan. It is located in the historic Poste building and pays homage to the Italian espresso culture. Read more here.

Baskin Robbins has announced that they will launch 18 new sites in the Toronto, Canada. They have signed the new store development agreements with six new and existing franchise groups. Read more here.

Domino’s Pizza Russia was forced to halt their promotional campaign where they will give free 100 Domino’s Pies for the next 100 years to customers who got a tattoo of their logo. In a report by the Moscow Times, the campaign was stopped on September 4th instead of the original plan of ending it on October 31. Read more here.

Burger King Sweden launched its grill insurance policy in response to the country banning barbeques due to wildfires, AdAge has reported. If barbeques are banned in 2019, the burger chain vows to give customers who availed of the €0.50 “grillsurance” a free flame-grilled burger for every day there is a ban from June to August. Read more here.

Dunkin Donuts has officially left Canada after its final few stores either closed or rebranded to independent businesses or have closed down, Eater Montreal reported. Read more here.

(Photo credit: McDonald's website)

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