Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
Subway has announced that up to 10,000 stores can now deliver through the services of the logistics company Postmates. The chain aims to be able to deliver faster and to increase profitability for its franchisees. Read more here.
Burger King USA partnered with courier service company DoorDash and the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Ordering any of the two ‘Nuketown’ meals through the courier service comes with a bonus ‘zombified’ gesture, a new feature that allows a player to communicate with other players. Read more here.
Panera Bread has launched its Food Interrupted video series that deals with topics regarding the food system such as clean ingredients, sugar consumption and plant-based meals. The bakery chain also started adding labels on their products about the amount of whole grain per slice, roll or bagel. Read more here.
Dunkin’ Donuts USA has launched their Home That Runs on Dunkin, a house that is powered by spent coffee grounds in Nahant, Massachusetts. Those interested can book for a two-night stay from October 16 to October 26 through hospitality website Airbnb. Read more here.
Fast food giants such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and Five Guys have received an ‘F’ grade while Shake Shack and BurgerFi got an ‘A’ for their practices on antibiotic use on beef, according to a report published with non-profit organisation Consumer Reports. The report, titled The Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition, aims to tackle about how overuse of antibiotics can cause the human body to have some resistance to it, making it harder to be treated from illnesses. Read more here.
Wendy’s launched a marketing video for its limited-edition S'Awesome Bacon Classic burger after a fan tweeted the burger company to make a “S'Awesome sauce burger”. As reported by PR Week, the chain replied to Twitter user Brandon Schmidt with the video, which got 17,000 views in two hours after being posted. Read more here.
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