Burger King’s Chicken Sandwich Marks Shift Away from Promoti...
Branding - Dining

When Burger King launched the Ch’King nationwide earlier in June, it wasn’t just releasing a new chicken sandwich. It was also marking a shift in the burger chain’s menu strategy, according to ...

CNBC
June 18, 2021

McDonald’s Rides BTS Wave with 2 New Merch Collections
Dining - Fashion

McDonald's collaboration with Korean band BTS has been a huge success. In response, McDonald's announced two new collections: The Saucy Collection, featuring drawings from BTS members, and The Melting...

Business Insider
June 18, 2021

Dunkin’, Sonic, & Vera Wang Want Your Summer to be Extr...
Beverages - Dining - Fashion

Dunkin’ is offering up a fun sensory experience on your tongue with Popping Bubbles, the chain’s new strawberry bubbles. This is not the chain’s first Pop Rocks-ish offering. In 2018, there was...

Fast Company
June 17, 2021

Popeyes Launches Their First Loyalty Program
Dining

Today, Popeyes unveils its first-ever loyalty program, Popeyes Rewards, to give their devoted loyal fans another reason to love that chicken from Popeyes. As a brand rooted in Southern hospitality and...

BusinessWire
June 17, 2021

Carnation Releases a Cinnabon Protein Drink
Beverages - Dining

Prepare to crave a cinnamon bun, because we have some Cinnabon news for you. The bakery restaurant is expanding in stores yet again, but this time it’s the beverage category. The Cinnabon Bakery Ins...

Yahoo
June 17, 2021

Puma & White Castle Collab for Restaurant’s 100th B...
Dining - Fashion

Puma’s latest collab may leave you feeling hungry. The sportswear brand has joined forces with White Castle — home of the famous Original Slider — to celebrate a major milestone: the restaurant...

Footwear News
June 16, 2021

Twitch Taps Chipotle as Exclusive Livestream Gaming Partner
Dining - Esports - Gaming - Streaming

Chipotle Mexican Grill and livestream gaming platform Twitch have entered a partnership naming Chipotle the exclusive limited-service restaurant of /twitchgaming, a new channel on the platform, the br...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 16, 2021

Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Rick And Morty
Beverages - Dining - Streaming - Television

Wubba Lubba Grub Grub! Wendy's and Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are back at it again, annoucing year two of a wide-ranging partnership tied to the Emmy Award-winning hit series' fifth season, premierin...

QSR Magazine
June 15, 2021

From McDonald’s to Chipotle, Restaurants are Doubling Down o...
Dining

Fast food and fast casual chains are betting on the staying power of drive-thrus — even as the pandemic subsides. Particularly in the early stages of the pandemic, restaurants struggled as indoor di...

Modern Retail
June 15, 2021

Jack in the Box & Jason Derulo Launch Virtual Popup
Dining - Household - Online

Jack in the Box has teamed up with pop star and TikTok sensation Jason Derulo to launch a virtual popup in Los Angeles, offering menu items inspired by the Milli Meals that Derulo makes in celebration...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 14, 2021

Starbucks Files for Stadium Naming Rights
Beverages - Branding - Dining - Sports

In a June 2 application, the coffee chain sought approval to use its name in "providing stadium and training facilities for sports and entertainment activities" and "promoting business, sports and ent...

Reuters
June 14, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

Chipotle to Air First National Spot with Athlete
Branding - Dining - Sports

Chipotle will air its first-ever national TV commercial featuring a professional athlete. The ad, which highlights Julie Ertz’s training routine, will air starting July 5 during the U.S. Women’s N...

Associated Press
June 14, 2021

11 Brand Campaigns That Blend Pride With Purpose
Beverages - Branding - CPG - Dining - Fashion

How Reebok, Ugg and other marketers incorporate inclusivity and COVID relief. Pride Month has arrived, and brands are showing their support in full force. Many had to postpone or rework Pride campaig...

Industry Dive
June 14, 2021

Chuck E. Cheese Expands Global Footprint Into Europe
Dining - Press Releases

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chuck E. Cheese, the number one global family entertainment venue, is getting ready to open new doors in the European Union. It has signed...

Faisal Hussain
June 10, 2021

Wawa to Mark ‘Mare of Easttown Day’ with New Cheesesteak
Dining - Retail - Streaming - Television

For all the love Wawa has gotten thanks to the HBO hit TV show “Mare of Easttown,” the popular Pennsylvania convenience store chain is giving a little back. To celebrate its newest store opening ...

Associated Press
June 10, 2021

McDonald’s is Launching a New Minions Happy Meal
Dining - Toys

It's good news for kids, as McDonald's is releasing a new Happy Meal menu option. From Wednesday, June 9 little ones can get their hands on a Minions-themed Happy Meal. Each one will come in a limited...

WalesOnline
June 9, 2021

Starbucks’ Ingredient Shortage Affects 25 Menu Items
Beverages - Dining - Retail

Social media is full of complaints from people voicing their frustration about not being able to order their favorite drinks at Starbucks, including popular summer drinks like Peach Green Tea Lemonade...

Today
June 9, 2021

McDonald’s Automated Drive-Thru, the Latest Sign of Robo...
Dining - Tech

Fast-food's biggest players are letting the robots right in through the front door as they seek out ways to overcome rising wages and worker shortages. McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski disclosed at a...

Yahoo Finance
June 9, 2021

Hattie B’s Partners with Flock Chicken Chips
CPG - Dining

Hattie B's and Flock Chicken first connected through Instagram during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic and spent 6 months crafting the chips. "Hattie B's has built an iconic brand around the best f...

Fast Casual
June 9, 2021

Las Vegas Buffets Are Again Self-Serve, But Still Not Back to ...
Attractions - Dining

It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday inside Circus Circus, and the sounds of a former world are bouncing through the buffet. Clattering dishes, silverware and coffee cups. Clinking glasses of orange juice. Co...

USA Today
June 9, 2021

Jack in the Box Reveals its Restaurant of the Future
Dining

The new 1,300-square-foot prototype is less than half the size of Jack's larger dine-in locations and boasts a double drive-thru—one lane for regular orders and another for online pickup and third-p...

QSR Magazine
June 8, 2021

Beverage Brands Rally to Support On-Premise Channel Recovery
Beverages - Dining

For the U.S. on-premise market, the pandemic last year was the equivalent to a season-ending injury as it forced many operations to shut their doors? some temporary, but some permanent. Although it ha...

Beverage Industry
June 8, 2021

Domino’s Urges Customers Not to Buy NFTs From the Noid
Dining - Finance

Recent Noid innovations featured in the latest Domino's television campaign, such as the infamous Pizza Crusher, Pizza Slayzer and giant Noid Balloon Blockade, haven't stopped tech-savvy Domino's from...

PRNewswire
June 8, 2021

Burger King Takes Aim at Chik-fil-A Over Pride
Dining

After renewed calls were made over social media to boycott Chick-fil-A, Burger King took it as an opportunity to show its solidarity with the LGBTQ community. Burger King, which recently launched the...

USA Today
June 7, 2021

St. Jude | Pollo Campero
Dining - Non-Profit - Partnerships

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital partnered with Pollo Campero to launch a campaign supporting St. Jude's mission of treating the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases. St. Jud...

Tesla is Exploring a Restaurant Concept
Automotive - Dining - Retail

Tesla drivers may soon have a new way to multitask while charging their vehicles. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric vehicle automaker filed a trademark application last week under restaurant servi...

Commercial Observer
June 4, 2021

Menufy, Uber Partner to Meet Delivery Demands
Dining - Tech

Restaurant digital ordering platform Menufy is partnering with Uber as a solution to help its eatery customers keep up with the escalating demands for food delivery, according to a press release on We...

Pymnts
June 3, 2021

Coke Sends Out Poems & Free Drinks
Beverages - Dining

The beverage company is not only engraving rhymes across packaging, but promising to give restaurants and their customers free Cokes through June 15 as part of the beverage-maker's "This Coke's On Us"...

Fast Casual
June 2, 2021

Fred Segal Kicks Off 10-Week Restaurant Residency Pop-Up At It...
Dining - Non-Profit - Opportunities - Partnerships - Press Releases

LOS ANGELES - Fred Segal, the innovative multi-brand and multi-platform retailer, today announced the launch of a limited-time restaurant residency program featuring some of Los Angeles’ most sought...

Faisal Hussain
June 1, 2021

Papa John’s Launches International Streetwear Campaign
Dining - Fashion

Here’s a campaign that can legitimately be described as a little bit cheesy, as pizza firm Papa John’s taps into street culture, mixing street wear with its delivery driver uniforms. The clothing ...

Adweek
June 1, 2021

Fatburger & Death Row Records Partner with the GRAMMY Mus...
Dining - Music - Non-Profit

LOS ANGELES, June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fatburger and pioneering record label, Death Row Records, have officially partnered with the GRAMMY Museum® in honor of the hip-hop label’s thirtieth ...

GlobalNewswire
June 1, 2021

Chipotle Celebrates Pride Month in Partnership with Drag Queen...
Dining - Influencers - Non-Profit

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it will celebrate drag culture and support affiliated LGBTQIA+ organizations throughout June's Pride Month. The brand will serve up realness across two different...

QSR Magazine
June 1, 2021

Krispy Kreme Says Giving Away 1.5 Million Free Doughnuts Has H...
Dining - Health & Beauty - Retail

From free doughnuts and beer to million-dollar payouts, companies and community groups are trying all sorts of incentives to get more people vaccinated. Studies show the gambit might be more effectiv...

CNBC
June 1, 2021

Shake Shack Featuring Pride Shake & Partners with The Tre...
Dining

Shake Shack is showing support for its LGBTQ+ employees and guests by teaming up again with long-time partner The Trevor Project — the world's largest suicide prevention and intervention organizatio...

Fast Casual
June 1, 2021

KFC Wants to Become a 75,000-Store Juggernaut
Dining

Earlier in 2021, KFC reached 25,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries across the globe. Only three other quick-service restaurants have reached that mark (Subway, McDonald’s, and Starbucks). T...

QSR Magazine
May 28, 2021

National Hamburger Day 2021 Deals at Burger King, Shake Shack ...
Dining - Retail

National Hamburger Day, which marks the end of National Hamburger Month, is a chance to honor one of the United States' most iconic foods. To celebrate the burger on May 28, a number of major food an...

Newsweek
May 28, 2021

McDonald’s Long-Awaited BTS Meal Arrives Nationwide
Dining - Influencers

On Wednesday night, McDonald’s is also offering up yet another way to celebrate this much anticipated collab. Alarms should be set for 7 p.m. EST, when McDonald’s and BTS will drop a merch line on...

QSR Magazine
May 26, 2021

New Pepsi Campaign Claims It’s Better with Burgers than ...
Beverages - CPG - Dining

Pepsi wants people to know what they’re missing. In its latest ad campaign, tied to National Hamburger Day on May 28, the cola brand is broadcasting claims that it tastes better with burgers found ...

Adweek
May 26, 2021

America’s 57 Most Exciting Virtual Brands
Dining - Retail - Tech

Ghost kitchens are the rage and here's a look at the top virtual restaurant concepts. For the full story, visit QSR Magaizne   -  https://www.qsrmagazine.com/content/americas-57-most-e...

QSR Magaizne
May 26, 2021

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