Even the millions of dollars McDonald’s spent in Q2 in support of its World Cup sponsorship couldn’t stop the restaurant category’s continued slowdown in advertising spending. Through the first half of 2014, restaurant spending was up just 0.4% (to $3.37 billion) compared with last year’s first half, according to data from Kantar Media. Restaurant spending [...]
Jack in the Box today will launch a Jack’s Munchie Peel instant-win game promotion that it believes will resonate more strongly with Millennials than collect-all-the-pieces games…like, for example, the Monopoly game McDonald’s is preparing to begin next Tuesday (9/30).
Instant-win stickers are on Munchie Meal boxes.
Jack’s instant-win stickers are attached to the purple-boxed [...]
McDonald’s goes to the McWell one more time tomorrow, kicking off another round of its Monopoly game promotion. Actually, a Pre-Promotion Sweepstakes lasts for one week beginning September 23, with the full Monopoly game set to launch on September 30. Menus are not the only thing that McDonald’s is capable of over-complicating.
For the Pre-Promotion [...]
Last October, BurgerBusiness.com interviewed Mike Mariola, an Ohio restaurateur who had opened a burger bar, The Rail, in Fairlawn, Ohio, and was working on two more locations (north Olmsted and Canton). Those three restaurants now are open and humming and The Rail on September 8 launched its first TV advertising.
The Rail is [...]
→ Burger King is mastering the art of being new without being overly innovative. Its latest addition tom its menu is the A.1. Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger. That sounds like the sauce is the star, but what’s most interesting here is that the build is two quarter-pound patties topped with bacon, melted American cheese (plus the [...]
Restaurants reined in advertising spending in 2014’s first quarter after significantly exceeding the average throughout 2013. According to Kantar Media, total U.S. advertising expenditures (all businesses) increased a surprisingly strong 5.7% to $34.9 billion in the first quarter.
However, restaurant spending in Q1 increased just 1.9% to $1.678 billion. That ended the industry’s year-old streak [...]
Burger King’s 40-year-old “Have It Your Way” slogan has morphed into a new positioning, “Be Your Way,” that the company says better fits the times and the brand.
The new tagline begins appearing this month.
Fernando Machado, SVP_Global Brand Management, told BurgerBusiness.com that the new tagline is the result of a company reexamination of [...]
McDonald’s once again is paying homage to the home of the burger with the “Great Tastes of America” promotion it has run for the past few years in the UK. But this time it has taken the program up a beat, celebrating music as well as burgers.
Agency Razorfish/London has equipped the chain with a [...]