RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Passengers can now get fast food delivered on their trains in India; Trump officials scrap plan to protect fast food workers; Pizza wins over burgers in US poll

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

  • Big Mac sauce can now be purchased in a 220-gram jar in Japan for the first time, according to a report by Japan Today. The sauce is available while stocks last. READ MORE HERE
  • Indian Express reported that train passengers can now order food online, on call, or through SMS from fast food vendors like KFC, McDonald’s among others and get it delivered to their seats. READ MORE HERE
  • The fast food business is no longer dominated by burgers-and-fries or fried chicken, according to a poll cited by Business Insider. The poll by MSN found that Americans are more interested in pizza and Mexican food than traditional burger and chicken joints. READ MORE HERE
  • Entrepreneur wrote an article highlighting low-cost fast food franchises anyone can start for less than $4,000 and tech franchises for as little as $25,000. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by the Washington Post, US Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta rescinded Obama-era guidelines that suggested corporations be held more accountable for franchise workers. READ MORE HERE
  • Fortune reported that Seattle's City Council had voted to levy a special tax on sodas and other sugary beverages sold to consumers, becoming the latest of several local government bodies in the US to take such action for the sake of public health. READ MORE HERE

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