We know it’s been a busy week. That’s why we put together the 5 things you need to know about the QSR Industry this week:
Guzman Y Gomez launch ‘minis’ range, breakfast menu and Drive Thru in bid to take on McDonald’s
Guzman Y Gomez Founder, Steve Marks, has set out to mimic McDonald’s success but with “fresher, healthier” food. GYG’s Founder hired on former McDonald’s executives in the past and is now launching a ‘minis’ range, breakfast menu, and drive thru options in a bid to control a bigger slice of Australia’s $15.6 billion-plus fast-food market.
Fast-food restaurants pledged to offer healthier options for kids. How have they done?
In 2013, some of America’s most popular fast-food restaurants promised healthier drinks and sides for kids to help overcome the country’s childhood obesity problems. This week, The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut followed up with some of the fast-food restaurants to assess the changes they’ve made. While many of these restaurants have introduced healthier drinks and sides, many of the restaurants are still promote sugary options to kids.
Tossed Salad Bar UK Goes Cashless
Tossed Salad Bar UK is the latest food chain to test a cashless approach for in-store customers. The London-based chain are now using cashless kiosks to provide customers with a more customisable menu. When asked about the changes, Tossed’s Finance Director, Neil Sebba told QSRMedia, “90% of our store team are now focused on processing orders as opposed to having them specifically dedicated to taking orders. This means that our capacity has expanded, as has our speed of service, something which our customers value.”
More Australians want healthy food when dining out
The latest Eating Out in Australia report showed that healthy eating is the biggest trend for consumers this year, up 15% from 2016. The report found the average Queensland household was spending $4,561 a year on eating out, including $2,167 on fast food.
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