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Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Fast food giants are moving to the suburbs; Yum Brands suffers 'disappointing' results in China business; McDonald's employees file sexual harrassment complaints

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

  • The Sydney Morning Herald reports that fast-food giants are forgoing CBD leases in favor of seeking out larger premises in the suburbs to entice patrons to linger longer. READ MORE HERE
  • Fast food chains could soon offer veggie burgers that are indistinguishable from beef, according to a story by Business Insider. Startups like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are coming out with plant-based burgers that taste so similar to beef that fast food chains may soon offer virtually indistinguishable vegetarian versions of their beef burgers. READ MORE HERE
  • According to BBC News, Yum Brands saw a disappointing quarterly results in its China business just before it is split into a separate company. Sales in the country slipped were seen as partly due to protests against western restaurant brands. READ MORE HERE
  • CNBC reports that studies have found that fast food drive thrus are slowing down, as the average service speed has slowed to 226.3 seconds, up from 221.9 seconds a year ago and 203.3 seconds two years ago as restaurants serve more complicated dishes. READ MORE HERE
  • Business Insider found a new drive-thru salad bar gaining popularity in the US for its affordable, healthy, and fast food. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by TIME, McDonald’s employees from multiple locations across the US have filed 15 federal complaints against the fast food giant with the Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging incidents of sexual harassment. READ MORE HERE
  • A new survey of children's and teenagers' eating habits at fast-food restaurants reported by Science Daily suggests that consumption levels of sugary drinks are closely tied to their automatic inclusion in "combo meal" packages. READ MORE HERE
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