INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Dunkin' welcomes the new year with a new look; Wendy's USA offers year-supply of Frosty for US$2; Mcdonald's USA to launch their version of Dunkin's Donut Fries

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

McDonald’s USA will reportedly launch ‘Donut Sticks’ on February, according to Business Insider. The item is described to be dough sticks that are deep-fried and coated with cinnamon sugar and is said to mimic Dunkin’s Donut Fries. Read more here.

Dunkin' has introduced a new look, products packaging as well as new menu items. This is said to be part of their plan to transform into a premier beverage-led, on-the-go brand. New items include a New Power Breakfast Sandwich and a New Energy Cold Brew. Read more here

Wendy's USA is offering a year-supply of their Frosty ice cream for US$2. According to a report by Today, the campaign is to support adopted children where they will donate 85% of the Frosty Key Tag sales will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Read more here

Pizza Hut USA welcomed the new year by holding a 50% sale on their pizzas until January 8. According to a report by WRAL, the promo can be availed through their website. Read more here

Carl's Jr. USA has partnered with Beyond Meat to launch their new Beyond Famous Star burger that goes with a plant-based patty. The new item comes topped with melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, dill pickles, special sauce and mayonnaise on a seeded bun. Read more here.

Long queues had been seen in salad bars in the USA that are said to be due to the customers vowing to eat healthy as their New Year’s resolution. According to a report by New York Post, employees of salad joints said that the first few days of the new year had always been busy while employees in fast food chains admitted that the business had been slow. Read more here

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