Sweetgreen, YouTube Star Valkyrae Inspiring Healthy Eaters
Dining - Health & Beauty - Influencers

The two are partnering again to help the Youtube gamer reach her goal of balancing health with gaming, while educating and inspiring other young gamers around the importance of healthy eating. Valkyra...

Fast Casual
September 23, 2021

Keep the Fun, Protect the Planet: Happy Meal Toys Go More Sust...
Dining - Press Releases - Toys

For more than 40 years, kids and families have delighted in Happy Meals for delicious food and great fun. Many of us have fond memories of playtime fueled by a toy found inside that magical box. Toda...

Faisal Hussain
September 23, 2021

Barstool Sports Expands Into Food Delivery with Barstool Bites
CPG - Dining - Sports - Streaming

Barstool Sports has made its entrée into the world of food. The publisher is pushing into the CPG and food-delivery industries, as well as launching the “World Cup of women’s hockey,” the Bars...

Adweek
September 23, 2021

Burger King’s NFT Strategy Matures Beyond Stunts Toward ...
Dining - Finance - Tech

Burger King partnered with nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace Sweet on a set-completion game that aims to elevate the technology from digital art-based marketing stunt into a tool for consumer engage...

RestaurantDive
September 23, 2021

Pumpkin Spice Seltzers, Cereal and Ramen: The Fall Flavor is b...
Beverages - CPG - Dining - Fashion - Health & Beauty

Pumpkin spice lattes and donuts are all well and good, but does the arrival of fall mean everything has to be pumped up with pumpkin? Yes, apparently it does. How else to explain grocery store aisle...

USA Today
September 22, 2021

Adult Swim Partners with Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’...
Dining - Television

Adult Swim teamed up with Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s to concoct a brand new Hot Honey menu along with three marathons worth of fan-favorite shows. Both fast-food burger chains are offering three new...

HypeBeast
September 22, 2021

Wetzel’s Pretzels Puts The Pedal To The Metal With Phillips ...
Dining

Wetzel’s Pretzels (Wetzel’s), announced today it is offering a unique franchise opportunity with the Phillips 66 family of brands. Skilled operators will now have the opportunity to open a hot, fr...

NRN
September 21, 2021

Clean Eatz Kitchen Partners With UPS For Nationwide Distributi...
Dining - Sponsorships

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Eatz Kitchen is excited to announce their new partnership with UPS to deliver their healthy, prepared meals nationwide. "Reliability is a ...

Nicholas Fox
September 21, 2021

McDonald’s Launches Its First Retail Collaboration in th...
Dining - Fashion

You can now order your Happy Meal and wear it, too. McDonald's has officially launched its first-ever US retail collaboration with pop culture retailer BoxLunch. The line, available on Sept. 20 at Bo...

People
September 20, 2021

Drake Invests In Dave’s Hot Chicken
Dining

Multiplatinum recording artist Drake is the latest to invest in Dave's Hot Chicken, a parking lot pop-up concept founded in Los Angeles in 2017. "I tried the food, and it was amazing," Drake said in a...

Fast Casual
September 20, 2021

Chuck E. Cheese Debuts All New Monster Menu Items, Nighttime K...
Branding - Dining - Press Releases

DALLAS, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Chuck E. Cheese, the number one global family entertainment venue, is bringing out frightful fun for its second annual Ch...

Nicholas Fox
September 20, 2021

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Stepping Aside in November
Dining

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy will step down on November 1, ending an eight-year run that saw the chicken chain grow into a more than 2,600-unit empire. Andrew T. Cathy, Dan Cathy's son, will take over...

QSR Magazine
September 17, 2021

Chick-fil-A to Launch Delivery Kitchen with ‘Hundreds of...
Dining

In May, Chick-fil-A first hinted at plans to launch a delivery-kitchen concept called, Little Blue Menu, which takes its branding from the blue menus of Hapeville Dwarf House, the original Chick-fil-A...

QSR Magazine
September 17, 2021

Del Taco Launches New Multi-Experience & Multi-Tiered Del...
Dining

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, has introduced its new loyalty app, Del Yeah! Rewards, in partnership with Cheetah Digital. T...

NRN
September 17, 2021

PepsiCo Targets Early 2022 to Roll Out Products From Joint Ven...
Beverages - Dining

Pepsi and Beyond announced the joint venture, called The PLANeT Partnership, in January. The partnership gives Beyond, a relative newcomer to the food world, a chance to leverage Pepsi's production an...

CNBC
September 17, 2021

Friendly’s Brings Back ‘Cones for Kids’ Campaign to Bene...
Dining - Press Releases

DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark your calendars, because Friendly's 'Cones for Kids' campaign is back! After a several year hiatus, Cones for Kids is returning from September 20 through...

Nicholas Fox
September 15, 2021

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Purchased by The Derbyshire ...
Dining

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery, which describes itself as the U.S.'s largest gourmet cupcake company, has been acquired by The Derbyshire Group. Since first opening in Overland, Kansas, 13 years ag...

QSR Magazine
September 15, 2021

Taco Bell is Testing a Subscription Taco Pass
Dining - Tech

Taco Bell is testing a 30-day taco subscription service that can only be purchased via the chain’s app, the quick-service brand announced. The Taco Lover’s Pass, which sells for between $5 and $1...

Restaurant Business
September 14, 2021

The Next Fast-Food Chicken Sandwich War May Be A Vegan One
Dining

Impossible Foods this week launched its plant-based chicken replacement for restaurants and grocery stores while rival Beyond Meat brought out a new alternative-protein chicken tender for restaurants ...

CNBC
September 13, 2021

Chase Beefs Up Rewards with Purchase of the Infatuation &...
Dining - Finance

JPMorgan Chase is buying the Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform that shares reviews and recommendations on where to eat. The acquisition will include the Infatuation's entire business, incl...

CNN
September 13, 2021

Resy & CLEAR Partner To Help Restaurants With Health Requ...
Dining

The new Health Pass by CLEAR, a premium tool in the CLEAR app, will provide new COVID-19 specific tools to help employers manage health and safety protocols digitally. The new health pass can help emp...

Forbes
September 13, 2021

Elton John & Lil Nas X Trade Wardrobes & Delivery Or...
Dining - Music - Tech

Lil Nas X is a multitalented entertainer who is especially skilled at two things: marketing and turning pop culture legends into collaborators. One of those icons is Elton John, who recently joined th...

Adweek
September 13, 2021

McDonald’s Celebrates Disney World’s 50th Year wit...
Attractions - Dining

McDonald's customers may find a happy surprise in their Happy Meals later this month. Starting Sept. 14, the fast food restaurant giant is getting in helping celebrate Walt Disney World Resort's upco...

People
September 10, 2021

Burger King® U.S. Bans 120 Artificial Ingredients and Countin...
Dining - Influencers - Press Releases

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guests want our tasty, juicy, hand-breaded, flame-grilled food on the daily, and we’re committed to delivering on the promise of real food – which is why we’ve permanentl...

Faisal Hussain
September 9, 2021

Chipotle Launches Creator Class Program to ‘Supercharge&...
Dining - Influencers

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced the launch of the Chipotle Creator Class, a program that supercharges some of the brand's most influential creators through exclusive perks and partnerships to h...

QSR
September 9, 2021

KFC is Not Advertising its ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ Chicken...
Dining

Fried-chicken chain KFC would like to advertise its breaded tenders on television but is opting not to because there’s still not enough chicken, especially of the boneless variety, to go around. Am...

Fortune
September 8, 2021

Impossible Foods Surpasses Animal Meat With Impossible Chicken...
CPG - Dining - Press Releases

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Today, Impossible Foods announced the launch of its newest product – Impossible Chicken Nuggets Made From Plants(opens in a new tab) – marking a major milestone in consu...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

Jollibee and DoorDash Debut First-of-Its-Kind Mobile Kitchen
Dining - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Tech

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2021 /CNW/ -- International fast-food brand Jollibee, known for its Jolly Crispy Chicken and other signature comfort foods, and DoorDash (NYSE: DASH), a leading last-mile logis...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

BK Expands Royal Perks Loyalty Program
Dining - Press Releases

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When we started testing Royal Perks at the beginning of the year, we had one goal – re-think typical loyalty programs by rooting its rewards in what guests truly want. And,...

Mitch Litvak
September 3, 2021

Pizza Hut Makes Big CPG Push Into Grocery
CPG - Dining

With the announcement of Pizza Hut’s new CEO, it looks like the brand may have ambitions to get into consumer-packaged goods (CPG). The restaurant’s parent company Yum Brands announced that Aaron ...

PYMNTS
August 30, 2021

Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ Launch New Coffee and Donut-Infu...
Beverages - Dining - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail

Boston, MA and Canton, MA – Aug. 25, 2020 – Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ are at it again, launching a series of new coffee and—for the first time—donut-infused beers for fall. A trio of ne...

Faisal Hussain
August 30, 2021

Sweetgreen Celebrates Naomi Osaka Partnership with US Open Cam...
Branding - Dining - Influencers - Sports

Along with out-of-home (OOH) creative across the city, Sweetgreen will be stationed at Union Square Plaza to give away limited-edition merchandise signed by the tennis star, along with the green tea s...

MarketingDive
August 30, 2021

Wendy’s is Upgrading its Fries in Fight Against Drive-Th...
Dining

New things in life are worse than a soggy french fry. Wendy's says it has a solution. The fast food chain is giving its top-selling menu item a makeover for the Covid era: a fry that retains more hea...

CNN
August 27, 2021

Taco Bell is Bringing Back Its Breakfast Menu Nationwide
Dining

The fast food chain confirmed in an email to USA TODAY that breakfast options will return to 90% of their locations nationwide starting mid-September. Consumers are encouraged to visit Taco Bell's we...

USA Today
August 27, 2021

OpenTable is Working with Clear to Verify Restaurant-GoersR...
Dining - Tech

The next time you make a restaurant reservation through OpenTable, you may also be asked to prove you're vaccinated against Covid-19 with an app from Clear. The online restaurant reservation service ...

CNN
August 27, 2021

How QSR Loyalty Programs Stack up in 2021
Dining

Chains from McDonald's to Burger King are adding loyalty programs for the first time to attract and retain customers, and they're gaining ground against competitors' long-standing programs. QSR custo...

RestaurantDive
August 27, 2021

McDonald’s and Saweetie Unveil New Merch Collection to C...
Dining - Fashion - Influencers - Online - Partnerships

CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Coast to coast, fans are savoring The Saweetie Meal and remixing the hip-hop artist's favorite menu items in creative ways. And fans can now also enjoy her go...

Faisal Hussain
August 23, 2021

Taco Bell® Teams Up With Lil Nas X And Appoints Him ‘Ch...
Dining - Influencers - Music - Partnerships - Press Releases

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Back in 2017, Lil Nas X laid down roots working at an Atlanta-area Taco Bell as a team member. Less than five years later, he has ascended to stardom ...

Faisal Hussain
August 23, 2021

Grubhub and Yandex SDG Launch Robot Delivery Technology at The...
Dining - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Tech

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, and Yandex Self-Driving Group (SDG), a leading autonomous v...

Faisal Hussain
August 20, 2021

Retailers Continue Momentum with Boys & Girls Clubs of Am...
Dining - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Non-Profit - Partnerships

ATLANTA – AUGUST 16, 2021 – Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched its 2021 Back2School cause campaign in July, and is continuing its momentum with retailers around the country. As millions...

Faisal Hussain
August 19, 2021

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