GLOBAL WEEKLY NEWS WRAP: Venice bans fast food; Indian yoga guru starts own quick service restaurant; Rich and poor alike eat fast food, research finds
Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
According to the Chicago Tribune, despite talk of the retail industry dying, with malls closing and the slump pressuring chains like Sears and J. Crew, retail giants such as Wal-Mart and Costco are poaching employees from the fast food industry. READ MORE HERE
The Telegraph ran an article covering the most controversial fast food advertisements of all time, in light of a recent bid by politicians to remove fast food advertisement from British television. READ MORE HERE
In a new law passed, Venetian authorities banned the proliferation of any new fast food restaurants or "kebab shops" that are not compatible with the city's heritage. according to a report by the Guardian. READ MORE HERE
Whether rich or poor, everyone loves fast food. According to a new nationwide study of young baby boomers, fast-food consumption is not solely concentrated among the country's poor, the Science Daily reports. READ MORE HERE
According to Times of India, renowned yoga teacher Ramdev is looking to take on multinational fast food chains, including KFC, McDonald's and Subway, with a new quick service restaurant chain. READ MORE HERE
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