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Trending this week: Wingstop embraces thighs in regular menu and more on Burger King's ‘Keep It Real Meals’

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Uber Eats and Postmates introduced on Monday a new three-tiered commission pricing model for operators beginning at 15% for basic plans and going up to 30%. The new options mirrors the tiered pricing model introduced by DoorDash in April.

Wingstop Inc. is incorporating the months-old virtual Thighstop brand’s menu into its regular restaurant lineup, the company announced Wednesday.

Addison, Texas-based Wingstop in June debuted the thigh-meat offerings as a stand-alone virtual menu and a separate website, but the URL now directs to Thighstop items were available for delivery and carry-out from Wingstop units.

Wingstop also announced that it is shaking up its management organization to bring marketing and information technology closer together. Noting that 25 million consumers are now placing orders on the brand's digital platform and that 65% of orders are now digital, Wingstop stated an audacious goal of achieving 100% of orders being digital.

In other news, Burger King Corp. is highlighting its ban on 120 artificial ingredients with a trio of celebrity-backed meals, all using their actual rather than their stage names.

Brazilian singer Anitta, American performer Lil Huddy and rapper Nelly all get their own “Keep It Real Meals” combo deals starting Sept. 12, the division of Restaurant Brands International Inc. said. 

To check out what else happened this past week, click through the gallery to see what was trending on Nation's Restaurant News.  

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