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Marketers' New Tactics in the Food Label Wars Health takes a backseat

You’ll need a strong stomach to serve in this war, no matter which side you’re on. Few consumer conflicts have been more bitterly fought than the battle between the food and…

June 17, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

Chipotle Goes Beyond Burritos: Adds Asian, Pizza Outlets Expands counter-service model into new cuisines

Chipotle Mexican Grill has ambitions beyond burritos. This summer, the company is growing two new fast-food chains for Chipotle loyalists hungry for more variety. ShopHouse serves Southeast Asian-style rice bowls and…

May 25, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

Arby's Is About to Run a 13-Hour TV Ad Showing a Brisket Cooked in Real Time Shatters previous record of 60 minutes

Up for grabbing some Arby's? No? Would a 13-hour TV commercial change your mind? The fast-food chain is cooking up a record-breaking TV buy promoting its Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich, which viewers…

May 23, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

What's Slaying the All-American Burger? After 5 years of steady growth, chicken comes home to roost

Could the hamburger, the long-reigning, all-American favorite, finally be toast? Beef burgers made their name as a workingman’s meal during the Great Depression—before evolving into the symbol of American corporatism and…

May 18, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

Make Her Prom Truly Magical With a KFC Chicken Corsage Yes, this is real

Here we are in prom season again, and there's a delicious scent in the air. But this time it's not fragrant flowers. It's fried chicken.  Enter KFC, which is encouraging prom-goers…

April 11, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Recruits Real Ronald McDonalds to Launch Its New Breakfast Errol Morris finds 25 subversive spokesmen

When you're a breakfast upstart like Taco Bell, how do you launch into a category where every fast-food outlet stagnates in the shadow of the Golden Arches? Well, first you find…

March 27, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

For Better or Worse, Here's How McNuggets Are Made Pink slime? No. Beige mash with skin? Yep!

Remember pink slime? McDonald's Canada continues its crusade for McFood transparency with a new video aimed at proving Chicken McNuggets are not made from the pastel meat goop seen in…

February 6, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

Lauren Reeves Is Satisfried [Video] Adweek's Mad Woman says fast food is the very best kind of health food

Hello again! A miracle has happened to fast food. We don't have to worry anymore about what it's doing to our bodies because there are so many super healthy menu options!…

October 9, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 10 Commercials of the Week Adobe clicks, Doritos crashes, and Burger King really Satisfries

Everyone seems pretty excited this week about Satisfries, the new lower-fat, lower-calorie french fry at Burger King—no one more so than the characters in the first commercial for the menu…

September 27, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT

Taco Bell Has an Extremely Active Social Marketing Team Tressie Lieberman's team is always ready

There was no time for rest this past Labor Day for Taco Bell’s social marketing team, busy shooting a YouTube video about a fan who started a drawing club out…

September 9, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

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