RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, UK

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: Subway shut down hundreds of stores last year; McDonald's brings home delivery to UK; KFC invites fans to cook in its kitchens

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

  • According to Reuters, Subway Restaurants shut down 359 restaurants in the United States last year, amid stiff competition. Subway, owned by Doctor's Associates Inc, is the world's largest fast-food chain by number of restaurants. READ MORE HERE
  • KFC is inviting fans to cook the brand's signature fried chicken, according to a report by the Evening Standard. On May 6, KFC will open its kitchens and food stations to 600 fried chicken fans at 100 restaurants across the UK, including eight within London. READ MORE HERE
  • The Independent reported that McDonald’s will be bringing its new delivery service to the UK. Paul Pomroy, the fast food giant’s UK chief executive, confirmed that the company will be trialling a home-delivery service for the first time in June. READ MORE HERE
  • According to a report by the Huffington Post, African American neighbourhoods have been bearing the brunt of America's fast food explosion, as they get disproportionately targeted by the continued expansion of fast-food chains. READ MORE HERE
  • In a report by news.com.au, a McDonald's employee revealed the secrets of working in the fast food chain’s kitchen. The employee is 16-years-old and had been working at the burger joint for nearly a year. READ MORE HERE

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