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Topic: Fast Food

5 Bizarre and Innovative Digital Stunts by Fast-Food Brands

Blurring the line between marketing and weird

In terms of building online buzz, fast-food marketers have tried some seriously strange tactics in recent years. While challenged by slumping sales and increasingly competitive fast-casual restaurants, fast-food brands lead the…

Here Are 5 Tips for Making McDonald's a 'Modern, Progressive' Burger Brand

Experts have suggestions for new Global CMO

McDonald's hasn't been lovin' it for some time. Sales are sliding, revenue is down, and fast-casual chains are booming. Its image needs a major refresh. Which is why the fast-food…

How Food Brands Can Nail Instagram

It's all about showing some personality

With 300 million monthly users and a burgeoning community of foodie photogs, Instagram has become hashtag heaven for fast-food restaurants and snack brands. A review of more than 8 million food…

The 4 Most Interesting Things You'll Learn From KFC's Oddly Educational 'Hall of Colonels'

Gunfighter, ferryman, amateur OB/GYN

Whether or not KFC's resurrection of Colonel Sanders achieves its goal of putting a sales dent in potent rivals like Chick-fil-A, the campaign is at least reminding America what a…

As the McDonald’s vs. Taco Bell Breakfast War Rages On, More Brands Join the Fight

Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks and Carl's Jr. work on innovations of their own

Free breakfast. It's the latest marketing strategy two fast-food giants are wielding in what has been dubbed "the breakfast war." The stakes are high—fast-food breakfast sales last year rang up $34.5…

Ad of the Day: Burger King Is Letting a Live Chicken Determine Who Gets Chicken Fries

Gloria chooses which towns will eat her own kind

At Burger King, a hen named Gloria tops the pecking order when it comes to deciding which restaurant will serve Chicken Fries. In an unusual marketing stunt designed to get tongues…

McDonald's Journey From 1940s California BBQ Joint to SXSW Sponsor

Wooing a new generation

In 1940, Richard and Maurice McDonald started a BBQ joint in San Bernardino, Calif. It took eight years for the rookie restaurant to develop its brand and switch focus exclusively…

Burger King Surprised Apartment Hunters With One Whopper of a Kitchen Upgrade

A fully staffed restaurant, just for you

If you're apartment hunting for a three bedroom/two bath/one Burger King, this might be the spot for you. Spanish agency La Despensa equipped a tasty pad in downtown Madrid with a…

Arby's Forgot to Feature Pepsi in an Ad, but This Apology More Than Makes Up for It

An obligation sparked an opportunity

Arby's wants you—and Pepsi—to know it's really sorry that it forgot to feature the soft drink in two of its own ads this year. The roast beef chain's deal with the…

Has Science Finally Created a Veggie Burger You'd Mistake for the Real Thing?

If it bleeds, we can grill it

If it looks like a burger, tastes like a burger and bleeds like a burger, it has to be a burger, right? Not really. Enter the Impossible Burger, a veggie…

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