INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: McDonald's to cut antibiotics in beef; Dunkin' wants more service dogs in hospitals; KFC's fried chicken-scented firelogs

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

McDonald’s will implement a new anti-antibiotic policy on their beef where they will set antibiotic reduction targets by the end of 2020. The fast food giant said that they have partnered with ten beef sourcing markets to learn more about antibiotics in beef and they promise to report their progress in 2022. Read more here

KFC is selling firelogs that is said to smell like a fried chicken. According to a report by Business Insider, the KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog is available for US$18.99 and can also be bought online. Read more here

Dunkin Brands’ charity organisation Joy in Childhood launched the Dogs for Joy initiative that aims to increase the number of full-time service dogs in pediatric hospitals. The program covers costs for the facility dog program with activities such as adoption of the dog, training of select staff, dog food and dog grooming. Read more here

Papa John’s USA has launched a new version Papa Rewards program that is said to have customers earn reward points five time faster than the previous version. Changes to the program include having 1 point for every dollar spent and limitations for the amount of points that can be earned per transaction has been removed as well. Read more here.

Taco Bell USA unveiled their new Cravings Value Menu where prices ranges from US$1 to US$5. This is said to be part of their initiative to ramp up their value menu Read more here.

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