Loyalty360 Reads: September 24 | McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Are More Sustainable; Krystal

McDonald’s Plans to Make Happy Meal Toys More Sustainable
McDonald’s said all toys included in its Happy Meals will be made from more sustainable materials by 2025 world-wide, as large companies look to make their operations more environmentally friendly.

The fast-food chain said it is shifting some of its toys to plant-based materials from plastics made out of fossil fuels. It will also swap in books and cards for figures made out of less sustainable materials. The new toys will begin appearing in the U.S. in January, executives said.
Krystal's New Franchisee To Open First New Restaurant In 15 Years
Krystal Restaurants has added a new franchisee to the system who will be opening the first restaurant by a new franchisee in over 15 years. The newest location will be in Dublin, GA. Yates Hospitality Services, LLC is the franchise partner that is taking on this momentous move for the brand. The restaurant, located at 1624 Veterans Blvd., is slated to open October 2021.

"We have been working closely with franchisee partners to help expand our presence and are thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of the Dublin location," said Thomas Stager, President for Krystal Restaurants LLC.
PDI Introduces New and Enhanced Solutions to Drive Consumer Engagement
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI), a global provider of leading software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, has announced a wide range of new or enhanced solutions. These solutions are designed to help PDI customers drive consumer engagement, optimize enterprise productivity, and secure their networks in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

With continued M&A activity and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire convenience retail and fuel marketing industry faces more disruption than ever. PDI is committed to helping these companies innovate by partnering with them to accelerate their digital transformation. Embracing more integrated, automated solutions is a proven method for growing sales through increased consumer engagement, foot traffic, and basket size while reducing costs through operational efficiency. As a result, these companies will be able to make more-informed decisions by leveraging data and analytics tools as they secure their entire IT stack with the latest cybersecurity services.
Aramark Expands Community Outreach During 2021 Global Day of Service
Aramark employees around the world participate in Aramark Building Community (ABC) Day on Thursday, September 23. Rooted in the company’s service culture, thousands of employees are reimagining what community involvement looks like in COVID times, and are volunteering in a variety of in-person and virtual projects, as part of the hospitality, facilities, and uniform services company’s annual day of service.

“Aramark employees are resilient, passionate, and united by our purpose to have a positive impact on people and planet. While COVID has impacted in-person volunteer activities, we remain committed to creatively supporting our nonprofit community partners, by providing grants, organizing small local activities, and hosting several virtual events,” said Jami Leveen, Vice President of Community Partnerships at Aramark. “I’d like to thank the dozens of volunteer project leaders across the company that are pitching in to support our efforts. We couldn’t do this without them.”

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