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Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's Japan holds burger election; Blaze Pizza sets sights on the world; C-stores put pressure on QSRs

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

  • According to a report by the Telegraph, McDonald's Vatican is handing out thousands of burgers to the homeless in the area following recent uproar about the fast food giant's arrival in St. Peter's Square. READ MORE HERE
  • Convenient stores may soon pose a threat to quick service restaurants as C-stores see visits rising from 9.3 percent in 2011 to 10 percent in the year ended August 2016, according to Nation's Restaurant News. READ MORE HERE
  • Huffington Post reported that Taco Bell launched a new creation in the US: the Naked Chicken Chalupa. Instead of a typical shell, this chalupa’s contents are encased in a shell made out of fried chicken. READ MORE HERE
  • A new restaurant named Pasta Wiz opened recently in Brooklyn, New York with a unique spin: it takes inspiration from the world of Harry Potter, as reported by TIME. READ MORE HERE
  • McDonald's Japan is holding an election to find out which of its twelve most popular burgers is the 'number one'. According to the report by Mashable, the burgers, which are split into two teams, each have their own election videos and even campaign promises. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by Business Insider, Blaze Pizza has become the fastest-growing restaurant chain in America. Now, it's setting its sights on the rest of the world. READ MORE HERE

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