What to watch for in 2017: The latest fast food and casual burger news
The fast food market is undergoing a major transition.
From McDonald’s to Subway, to Burger King to Chipotle and even Chipotle Mexican Grill, there are plenty of new entrants.
But what about the rest of the fast food world?
That’s where you come in.
Here’s what we’re covering in 2017.1.
McDonald’s gets rid of fast food menuThe fast food chain announced that it’s eliminating all fast food items from its menus, which includes chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, french toast, and even sandwiches.
The decision is part of a $1 billion investment plan, which the company has said will bring back more than 8 million jobs.
But, according to the New York Times, the decision to remove these items was made on “pilot basis.”
The Times points out that the company already sold many of its menu items in the U.S. and Canada.2.
Burger King reopens a restaurant in SeattleThe Seattle-based burger chain announced plans to open a second location in downtown Seattle on Friday.
The new location will be part of the new Burger King West Seattle location, which opened in January.3.
Taco Bell reopens its first U.K. restaurantThe fast-casual chain announced it will reopen its first UK location, the Uppity Burger, on Sunday, September 19.4.
Subway adds chicken nugget sandwich to its menuIn March, Subway introduced a chicken nougat sandwich that had chicken, onion, and mayo.
It has since been replaced by the new Taco Bell sandwich.5.
Chipotle opens its first restaurant in the UKThe Mexican chain, which has been in business since 2002, is expected to open its first European restaurant in London in September.6.
McDonalds opens new restaurant in WashingtonStateIn September, McDonalds announced that its newest restaurant in Spokane, Washington will open in September 2019.
The McDonalds restaurant is a 12,000-square-foot space that will serve as the company’s new corporate headquarters.7.
Subway and Burger King close shopIn January, Subway announced that they would close all of their U.s. locations.
The chain said the decision was driven by financial constraints and a “need to focus our energy on growing our global business.”8.
McDonald-Kobe opens new store in FloridaIt’s not yet clear whether McDonald-Kindle will open a new U. S. location in Florida, but a new McDonald-kobe store is reportedly planned.
The store will be located in Florida’s Tampa Bay area.9.
Subway reopens in Las VegasAfter closing its Los Angeles store, Subway is expected open a third location in Las Positas, Nevada, in 2019.10.
Chipoas burger company opens in Washington StateA new Chipotle franchise opened in the Puget Sound, Washington, this week.
The company will have 10 restaurants across the country by the end of 2021, and it has announced that there will be 20 Chipotle restaurants in the US in 2019 alone.11.
TacoBell reopens one in SeattleAfter closing down its Seattle and Portland stores, Taco Bell is planning to reopen a new one in Tacoma, Washington.12.
McDonald has new restaurants in CanadaThe chain announced in January that it will open new restaurants throughout Canada, with plans to reopen all 50 of its Canadian locations by the middle of the decade.13.
Subway announces plans to sell fast food in the United KingdomThe fast chain is set to launch a new franchise in the British city of London in 2019, but it is not yet known if the chain will open any new U-K.
locations in the country.14.
Chipz is set for an opening in ChicagoChipz is the new brand for the chain’s newly opened U.k. store, which will feature a “faux burger” that is a blend of french fries and a grilled cheese sandwich.
It will open on October 5, 2019.15.
McDonald says it will have over 100,000 employees in 2019The fast casual chain is expected by year’s end to have more than 100,00 employees.16.
Subway plans to expand its U.N. operationsThe fast foods chain is expanding its U,N.
branch in Washington state, and its second headquarters in New York.
The first branch opened in New Jersey in April 2018, and the second branch opened last year.17.
Burger Kings, Taco-Bays and Chipotle close their U-k.
storesThe burger chain is closing its U-N.
stores in New Orleans and Chicago, but the company plans to build more restaurants in other U.n. markets.18.
Burger king opens new U,n.
store in NewYorkA new Burger Kings store opened in a New York City park on Tuesday, October 5.19.
Subway to open new U.,n.
locationsA new Subway restaurant is expected in the Brooklyn borough of New York in 2019; the chain plans to roll