RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's US rolls out table service; 'Super Size Me' director opens fast food restaurant; Fast food industry remains strong amid foodservice slump in Singapore

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

  • The fast food industry appears to be staying ahead of the food and beverage industry in Singapore, according to the latest official figures covered by the Straits Times. Data showed that sales at fast-food outlets were better than those at restaurants this year until September, except for June. READ MORE HERE
  • McDonald’s customers across the U.S. will be able to choose table service inside restaurants, according to an article by the Wall Street Journal. It is part of an effort central to revive the burger giant’s sales, which have flagged in recent quarters. READ MORE HERE
  • In honor of National Fast Food Day, Business Insider tested America's finest fast food options to see how they all stack up, ranking fast food chains from best to worst. READ MORE HERE
  • Morgan Spurlock, the director and star of Super Size Me, is opening his own fast foodery in Columbus, Ohio, according to a report by Forbes. Holy Chicken aims to offer only "hormone-free, antibiotic-free, cage-free, free-range, farm-raised, humanely raised 100 percent natural" chickens that the company raised. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by the NZ Herald, fast food flooded Kaikoura, New Zealand after Rob Coombes hauled in 400 pieces of KFC chicken, 300 McDonald's burgers, 50 Domino's pizza, among other things for the recent earthquake's victims. READ MORE HERE
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported that on the formation of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union's (RAFFWU), a response to a nation-wide wages scandal centred on workplace agreements. READ MORE HERE

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