Weekly Global News Wrap Up: One in six Korean teens eat fast food thrice a week; McDonald's gears up for mobile order-and-pay; Chipotle launches new burger concept
Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
- One in six South Korean teenagers eat fast food more than three times a week, according to research covered by the Korea Herald. According to a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 16.7 percent of students aged 13-18 regularly consume fast food such as hamburgers, pizzas and chicken. READ MORE HERE
- Science Daily reported on a new study that suggests that an ability to delay immediate gratification is associated with less frequent consumption of fast food. The study, which appears early online in Preventive Medicine has public health significance since away-from-home eating, and fast food consumption in particular, contribute to obesity in the United States. READ MORE HERE
- McDonald's is finally gearing up to launch mobile order-and-pay technology, meaning customers will be able to order and pay for their food from their smartphones, the fast food company told Business Insider. READ MORE HERE
- According to an article by BBC, fast-food chains and restaurants are experiencing a surge in sales as Brits spend more than ever on restaurant food. A new survey tracking spending on cards showed that consumer spending across the board has remained relatively firm since the UK voted to leave the EU, but the amount spent on dining is rising faster than other categories. READ MORE HERE
- Business Insider reported that Chipotle opened the first location of its new burger concept, Tasty Made. The new eatery launched in Lancaster, Ohio, serving four items: burgers, fries, shakes, and sodas. READ MORE HERE
- Russian chef Igor Panteleyev has created a hot wrap recipe in honor of each U.S. presidential candidate, putting them on the menu at Roll's Race Kafe, a small chain of fast-food eateries in Moscow where he is chief cook, the Washington Post reported. READ MORE HERE