Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald’s CEO expects dine-in to stay; Popeyes debuts first loyalty programme; Chipotle’s athlete-inspired menu launched | QSRMedia UK | QSR news for UK's quick service restaurant industry.
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Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald’s CEO expects dine-in to stay; Popeyes debuts first loyalty programme; Chipotle’s athlete-inspired menu launched

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

McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said he expects dining inside its restaurants to bounce back despite the fast food giant’s gains in digital ordering and drive-thru, CNBC reported. Read more here.

Popeyes is debuting its first loyalty programme, following a test in the first quarter. Nation’s Restaurant News reports that members also can get access to a “happy hour” with US$1 regular size sides, bonus points on combination and family meals and extra rewards with personalized challenges. Read more here.

Amidst the so-called chicken sandwich wars in the U.S., poultry prices have soared to a new record. As Bloomberg reported, U.S. government data revealed producer prices for processed poultry jumped to an all-time high in May, climbing 2.1% in the eighth straight monthly increase. Read more here.

El Pollo Loco has partnered with drone operator Flytrex to offer door-to-backyard drone delivery, Restaurant Dive reported. The Air Loco service will be tested in ten restaurants and the chain will look to scale the delivery option across different areas of its footprint. Read more here.

Chipotle launched its new “Team Chipotle” menu in the U.S., featuring specially curated menu items named after American athletes available exclusively on the fast casual chain’s app and website. Read more here.

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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.

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