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Weekly Global News Wrap: McDonald’s Russian biz offloaded to licensee; Domino’s develops “mind-ordering” app; Uber Eats explores voice ordering

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

McDonald’s has struck a deal to sell its Russian business to Alexander Govor, its current licensee in the market. Govor will operate them under a new brand and agreed to retain employees for at least two years. Read more from CNBC.

Domino’s developed a “mind-ordering” app as part of a promotion for season four of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Putting users in the shoes of a test subject at the Hawkins National Laboratory from the science-fiction series set in the 1980s, the app applies facial recognition and eye-tracking features to let consumers complete their orders by making certain expressions and head movements. Read more from Fast Company.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s quick-service chains, has launched a line of limited-time menu items tied to the release of the film Jurassic World Dominion. Read more from Nation’s Restaurant News.

Uber Eats announced it is adding pickup ordering at various stadiums in the U.S., piloting autonomous delivery, launching voice ordering and expanding its Vouchers program to general consumers to use for events like weddings and to order food or rides. Read more from Restaurant Dive.

Wingstop said it is actively exploring the possibility of acquiring or building a poultry production facility in the next two to three years to better deal with wild fluctuations in wing prices. Read more from Restaurant Business.

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