INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald's flips its arches for Int'l Women's Day; Papa John's founder to step down from board; How Dunkin', Krispy Kreme are celebrating St. Patrick's Day

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

McDonald's flipped its iconic arches upside down again for International Women's Day. Business Insider reports that the fast food company's executives also changed their profile pictures to an image of upside-down arches to celebrate the launch of the company's new "Better Together: Gender Balance & Diversity" strategy. Read more here.

KFC announced that it has appointed its first chief communications officer. Staci Rawls, a four-year veteran of KFC U.S., will oversee the development of the chain's overall business narrative and lead all external and internal communications including public relations, crisis and issues management, public affairs, and social purpose efforts. Read more here.

Papa John is no longer with Papa John's. Bloomberg reports that founder John Schnatter will resign from the board, bringing to a close months of tensions within its management ranks. Read more here.

Krispy Kreme USA will bring back its Green O’riginal Glazed Doughnuts for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the company has announced. From March 15 to 17, customers will also have a chance to win a "Golden Dozen" pass worth free doughnuts through St. Patrick’s Day in 2020. Read more here.

Also in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Dunkin' USA brought back its Irish Creme-flavored coffees and espresso drinks for the first time in five years. Irish Creme will only be found at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in all their stores in March while supplies last. Read more here.

Photo credit: McDonald's YouTube

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