Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald’s boosts pay, benefits to attract workers; Popeyes to launch chicken nuggets; Panera’s swimwear collection | QSRMedia UK | QSR news for UK's quick service restaurant industry.
,UK

Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald’s boosts pay, benefits to attract workers; Popeyes to launch chicken nuggets; Panera’s swimwear collection

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

McDonald’s franchisees are adding emergency child care and other benefits amidst restaurants struggling to hire enough workers. The Wall Street Journal reported that franchisees aim to boost hourly pay, give workers paid time off and help cover tuition costs whilst its corporate parent said it is making a multimillion-dollar investment to back the efforts. Read more here.

Aside from labour concerns, prices at fast food chains in the U.S. will continue to rise, Business Insider reported. Citing a Gordon Haskett report, greatest price increases over the span of a year have been 10% at Taco Bell, 8% at McDonald's, and 8% at Dunkin', followed by Chipotle and The Cheesecake Factory. Read more here.

Subway has recruited five American sports figures to help promote its new Eat Fresh Refresh menu launch. The campaign features athletic legends Charles Barkley, Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Megan Rapinoe and Serena Williams. Read more here.

Panera Bread released a limited-edition swimwear collection that is available via a dedicated e-commerce site, aiming to reach its soup-consuming customers. As Restaurant Dive reported, offerings in the Swim Soup line-up include one piece swimsuits and swim trunks themed around menu items like broccoli cheddar soup and a bread bowl pool float. Read more here.

After stockpiling poultry for six months, Popeyes is set to debut its take on chicken nuggets, which will emulate the chain's signature chicken sandwich. Read more here.

Get QSRMedia UK | QSR news for UK's quick service restaurant industry. in your inbox
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!

Organisations also welcomed the report’s latest recommendations.
The chain says Europe will be a vital part of their growth.
The division’s first dedicated activation will take place this summer.
Triple-digit order growth was seen in London.
The brand aims to offer "unrivalled flexibility."
It recently opened its first store in Wales.
The 3,500 sq ft location will open later this summer.
The lifting of social distancing measures “brings huge relief for hospitality venues,” UKHospitality said.
Starting July 19, the fast food chain will dish out specially created Beano goodies for its younger customers visiting the restaurants.
This is the chain’s 64th UK restaurant opening.
The fast food giant’s updated climate action strategy also seeks solutions to reduce embodied and operational carbon from its venues.
It had hired 1,000 new staff members to help drive its rebound following the pandemic.
This is his biggest Street Burger restaurant yet.

Event News

Event News

QSR Media UK is pleased to announce we are in partnership with The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo for their 2021 show.
Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo’s 2021 show to happen on November 9 & 10

Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo’s 2021 show to happen on November 9 & 10

QSR Media UK is pleased to announce we are in partnership with The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo for their 2021 show.