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

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

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

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

Influential Teams Up With Tiktok Creator Marketplace API for O...
Influencers

Influential, he world's largest influencer marketing company, by revenue, which creates branded content on social platforms via their AI-powered technology, today announced its new partnership with Ti...

PR Newswire
September 3, 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

How Wendy’s Plans to Keep You Coming Back for Breakfast
Dining

Customers are buying Wendy's breakfast. And the chain wants to keep it that way. The company announced on Thursday that it will spend an additional $10 million to advertise breakfast this year, bring...

CNN
August 18, 2021

Attention Donut Lovers! McDonald’s USA Adds New Glazed Pull ...
Dining - Press Releases

(CHICAGO, IL; Aug. 17, 2021) — Your go-to order at McDonald’s® just got a little sweeter. Beginning Sept. 1, we’re adding delicious bites of joy to the McCafé Bakery line-up with a new Glaze...

Faisal Hussain
August 17, 2021

McDonald’s Delays Return to Office, Will Require Vaccination...
Dining

McDonald’s told its corporate workforce that it is pushing back the reopening of its offices by more than a month and requiring staff to be fully vaccinated. The fast-food giant joins a number of o...

CNBC
August 13, 2021

McDonald’s Saweetie Meal Hits Stores Nationwide
Dining - Music

Those who aren’t aware of rap star Saweetie’s proclivity for creating and sharing odd food concoctions may have missed the underlying theme of McDonald’s next Famous Order partnership, which the...

Adweek
August 9, 2021

McDonald’s & FaZe Clan Enter Into Diversity-Focused...
Dining - Esports - Gaming

North American esports organisation Faze Clan has announced a content partnership with McDonald’s USA that focuses on diversity and inclusion. Per a release, the team-up is designed to ‘highlight...

Esports Insider
August 4, 2021

Saweetie & McDonald’s Launch Signature Meal
Dining - Influencers - Music

McDonald's makes being a die-hard fan easy with their collection of signature meals inspired by celebrity orders, and the latest signature order available is based on rapper Saweetie's Micky D's favor...

Delish
July 30, 2021

Fast Food Has Gotten Way More Expensive in the Last Year
Dining

Fast food prices are rising across the industry. Dunkin', McDonald's, and Taco Bell have seen the biggest increases, according to analysts. Shipping issues, labor shortages, and weather events all con...

Business Insider
July 16, 2021

Jack in the Box Takes Viral Swipe at McDonald’s
Dining - Online

Jack in the Box has called out rival chain McDonald's by poking fun at their seemingly always-broken ice cream machines on TikTok. https://www.tiktok.com/@jackinthebox/video/6984568548362358022 Two ...

Newsweek
July 16, 2021

The 10 Most Downloaded Restaurant Apps in June 2021
Dining - Tech

The 10 most downloaded quick-service restaurant apps in June combined for 7.7 million new installs, compared to 8.7 million last month. For the second month in a row, McDonald’s had the most downloa...

QSR Magazine
July 14, 2021

McDonald’s USA Celebrates the Nationwide Arrival of MyMc...
Dining - Press Releases

CHICAGO, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The loyalty program you've been craving is finally here with the nationwide launch of MyMcDonald's Rewards*. After 66 years of unrivaled fando...

Faisal Hussain
July 8, 2021

Be True To Your QSR: McDonald’s, Popeyes Go National Wit...
Dining

First-ever loyalty programs from Popeyes and McDonald’s come amid a rise in consumer engagement with such offerings in the QSR space. On Thursday, McDonald’s will expand a test of MyMcDonald’s ...

Mediapost
July 8, 2021

These Are America’s Favorite Fast-Food Chains in 2021
Dining

Americans are heading back to restaurants in droves, but some fast-food chains currently have a better reputation among customers than others. The just-released American Customer Satisfaction Index re...

Eat This, Not That!
July 7, 2021

Wendy’s CMO Talks Rick & Morty Activation, $1B Brea...
Attractions - Dining - Online

In early March of 2020, Wendy's was in the midst of one of its biggest innovations in years: The introduction of a nationwide breakfast menu. A heavy marketing push generated hype for the rollout when...

RestaurantDive
June 29, 2021

McDonald’s Drops ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ T...
Dining - Fashion

McDonald’s has officially partnered with Diamond Supply Co. to pay homage to the upcoming film, Space jam: A New Legacy. McDonald’s support for the Space Jam franchise dates back to 1996, where a...

HypeBeast
June 29, 2021

McDonald’s BTS Meal Strategy that Broke Social Engagemen...
Branding - Dining

Last week, to close out the promotion of its widely hyped BTS meal, McDonald’s released not one, but two new lines of merchandise to accompany the collaboration with the wildly popular K-pop band. ...

Adweek
June 23, 2021

McDonald’s to Launch Loyalty Program in July
Dining - Tech

McDonald’s will launch its first-ever loyalty program nationwide on July 8 after months of testing. The fast-food giant joins rival chains like Restaurant Brands International’s Popeyes and Yum B...

CNBC
June 22, 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

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

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

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

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

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

McDonald’s Sending 10% of its Ad Spend to Diverse-Owned ...
Dining

McDonald’s U.S. announced today that it will increase the portion of its advertising spend that goes to diverse-owned creators by more than double over the next four years. Top line By 2024, the fa...

Adweek
May 21, 2021

The Weather Channel Sues McDonald’s Over Discrimination ...
Dining - Television

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios says the burger chain discriminates against African American-owned media, claiming the chain discriminated against his company by pigeonholing it as one targeted ...

Restaurant Business
May 21, 2021

Harness the Power of Fun, Engaging Partnerships with PlayMonst...
CPG - Dining - Opportunity Blogs - Partnership Blogs - Streaming

PlayMonster is all about fun. They champion the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families. The secret behind PlayMonster's successes are the right partnerships...

Faisal Hussain
May 18, 2021

McDonald’s Raises Pay at US Corporate Stores Ahead of Pl...
Dining - Retail

Dive Brief: McDonald's is raising hourly wages by an average of 10% at its U.S. company-owned restaurants, impacting more than 36,500 employees, the chain announced Thursday. Ninety-five percent o...

Restaurant Dive
May 13, 2021

McDonald’s Promotes Vaccines with New Packaging
CPG - Dining

McDonald’s will soon be serving up support for the COVID-19 vaccine along with its coffee. The popular fast-food chain will start in July to serve McCafé cups that feature the “We Can Do This” ...

NY Daily News
May 11, 2021

U.S. Fast-Food Chains Cash In, Seize Market Share During Pande...
Dining

McDonald’s Corp, Taco Bell, Chipotle and other fast-food chains stand to gain yet more market share from sit-down restaurants as consumers stick with the mobile ordering habits they picked up during...

Reuters
April 30, 2021

McDonald’s to Limit Pokemon Happy Meal Toys After Resell...
Dining - Online

MCDONALD'S is adding Pokemon toys to its Happy Meals next month and it's expecting them to be a BIG hit. The fast food chain will put limits on how many customers can get to avoid them selling out an...

The Sun
April 30, 2021

Chicken Sandwich Wars Pay Off For KFC and McDonald’s
Dining

Better late than never. KFC’s and McDonald’s belated entries into the chicken sandwich wars look to be paying off for the two fast-food chains. Yum Brands executives told analysts on Wednesday t...

CNBC
April 30, 2021

Domino’s Pizza Profit, U.S. Sales Beat Estimates As More...
Dining

Domino's Pizza Inc (DPZ.N) on Thursday beat Wall Street's expectations for quarterly profit and U.S. sales as the fast food chain benefited from easing dining restrictions as well as accelerated vacci...

Reuters
April 30, 2021

Secret Codes, Legal Threats & Betrayal—How One Couple H...
Dining - Electronics

Tap the buttons that show a snowflake and a milkshake to set the digits on the screen to 5, then 2, then 3, then 1. After that precise series of no fewer than 16 button presses, a menu magically unloc...

Wired
April 27, 2021

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