Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Jack in a Box to bring robot-delivered goods to your doorstep; QSRs are raising the bar on breakfast menu
Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has partnered with Deloitte Digital to help transform its mobile customer experience. Deloitte Digital, the creative digital consultancy within Deloitte Consulting LLP, will redesign Chipotle's iOS and Android ordering apps which will be launched in the fall of 2017, with additional channels by the end of the year.
Dunkin’ Donuts US is doubling down on fall flavors, with the brand's classic pumpkin coffees and baked goods to make a comeback before the end of August. The new Maple Pecan flavored coffees, Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, and Festive Fall Donut will arrive at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants by August 28, available for a limited time through fall.
According to Motley Fool, a number of chains including Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin' Brands', Dunkin' Donuts, and Jack in the Box have turned their innovation attention toward breakfast. The coming weeks will see new breakfast items being introduced to stores nationwide, which will include the Naked Egg Taco by Taco Bell, breakfast bowls by Chick-fil-A, Munchie Mashups of Jack In the Box (which can be associated with a morning meal), and Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts.
According to The Star, McDonald’s Canada is selling 67-cent hamburgers every Wednesday to mark its 50th year in Canada. The burgers can only be purchased in store with a three-hamburger limit per customer, while supplies last, according to the franchise.
Marble, maker of autonomous ground-delivery robots, partners with DoorDash, an on-demand delivery platform operating in more than 500 cities nationwide, to begin testing deliveries under a pilot program in the San Francisco Bay Area. DoorDash will be using Marble’s robots to deliver customer orders in select neighborhoods. To celebrate the Marble-DoorDash partnership and initial pilot program, the companies partnered with restaurant chain Jack in the Box in early August to test out a delivery in the North Beach neighborhood and showcase the partnership.