RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Fried chicken is taking over fast food; Nando's makes a statement in Washington; Fast food giants in the UK reduce cancer-risk chemicals in fries

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

  • Business Insider claimed that fried chicken is taking over the fast food industry, citing that the chicken sector has held the top spot in the business by purchase consideration since last April, when it eclipsed the burger sector. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by the Washington Post, chain restaurants have demostrably better food safety practices than their non-chain competition, an important factor in reaching out to the estimated 48 million US citizens who come down with food-borne illnesses each year. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by Business Insider Australia, Panera Bread has completed its mission to make its menu 100% “clean,” cutting all 96 additives and ingredients the company identified on its “No No List” two years ago. READ MORE HERE
  • Fast food giants such as Hungry Jack's, KFC, McDonald's, and Starbucks are fighting over CBD real estate in Sydney as the construction of a $10.9 billion Melbourne Metro Rail tunnel goes underway, according to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald. READ MORE HERE
  • The Daily Mail reports that fast food companies in the UK including McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King are taking steps to reduce levels of acrylamide in their fries as the Food Standards Agency issued warnings of the dangers of the chemical in fried and toasted food, as well as crisps, biscuits and baby food. READ MORE HERE
  • Nando’s, the South African chicken restaurant, is making a political statement in Washington, with black signs saying "Everyone Is Welcome" appearing in some of its windows and tucked into the pages of 60,000 copies of the Express, a free commuter newspaper published by The Washington Post. READ MORE HERE

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