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Weekly Global News Wrap: Carl's Jr.'s cannabis-infused burger; McDonald's pulls ‘Signature' burgers; Del Taco goes ‘Beyond'

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

Carl’s Jr. USA announced it is testing its newest cheeseburger infused with cannabis. The burger chain will trial the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight for one day only on April 20 at one restaurant location in Denver. Read more here.

McDonald’s Corporation said it would pull its costlier Signature Crafted burgers from its menus in favor of its more popular Quarter Pounders. Reuters reports that the burger chain added the said burgers to its menu two years ago to keep up with competition from Wendy’s and Shake Shack, which serve more premium burgers using fresh ingredients. Read more here.

Dunkin’ is piloting a multi-tender participation for its DD Perks rewards programme in the U.S., allowing guests to earn points regardless of payment method at more than 1,000 locations across the country. The chain will evaluate plans for a possible expansion of the program based on feedback from both its guests and franchisees. Read more here.

Meatless tacos are coming to Mexican fast-food concept Del Taco in the U.S., which announced its partnership with Beyond Meat. As Vox reported, the new “Beyond Tacos” will be available in all 580 stores starting April 25. Read more here.

Panera Bread is looking to get a bigger chunk of breakfast sales in the U.S. As CNBC reports, the fast casual chain’s new strategy involves new breakfast wraps and investment in their coffee offerings. Read more here.

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