What’s Driving the Merch Opportunity at Restaurants?
Dining - Fashion

P.F. Chang’s last week became the latest retailer to open an online retail store. Cracker Barrel, Waffle House, In-N-Out Burger, Margaritaville and Planet Hollywood are among food establishments tha...

RetailWire
December 17, 2021

7 Partnerships in 2021 That Spread the Holiday Spirit
Attractions - Beverages - CPG - Dining - Live Entertainment

From collaborations with travel to dining to television and shopping, brands spread cheer this 2021 holiday season with fun and festive promotions and partnerships. Take a look at 7 holiday partne...

Abby Calcara
December 9, 2021

5 Partnerships That Made Beautiful Music in 2021
Attractions - CPG - Dining - Finance - Influencers

Music partnerships have been all the rage this year, with artists and music companies collaborating in categories that include CPG, dining, toy brands and more to engage fans in new and exciting ways!...

Abby Calcara
December 7, 2021

McDonald’s® and Mariah Carey Unwrap More Surprises Ahea...
Dining - Fashion - Influencers - Partnerships - Press Releases

CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Let the one-week countdown to the most wonderful time of the year begin! The Mariah Menu is arriving on Dec. 13, and we can't think of a better way to ring ...

Faisal Hussain
December 6, 2021

McDonald’s Famous Orders Deal Hits a High Note With the ...
Dining

Mariah Carey planted her jewel-encrusted flag in the holidays in 1994 when she released her classic carol, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Now, with some help from McDonald’s and its Famous O...

Ad Week
November 10, 2021

5 Ways QSRs Are Embracing Technology
Dining - Electronics - Online - Tech

With no end in sight to the ongoing labor shortage, many fast food chains are turning to technology to help fill staffing gaps. About half of U.S. operators expect to deploy automation technology in t...

RestaurantDive
November 4, 2021

McDonald’s Taps Into Twitch Culture With ‘Friendsgaming’...
Branding

McDonald’s USA LLC is giving gamers an alternative to Thanksgiving by teaming with the FaZe Clan, the game-focused media platform, to host a “Friendsgaming” day on Nov. 20. The Chicago-based bu...

NRN
November 3, 2021

McDonald’s USA Unveils First-Ever NFT to Celebrate 40th ...
Dining - Finance - Press Releases

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- McRib season is almost here, and no one is more excited than the McRib superfans that eagerly anticipate its return to McDonald's menu each year. From slidin...


October 29, 2021

Dining & Entertainment Partnerships That Broke the Mold i...
CPG - Dining - Esports - Gaming - Music

From film releases to music collabs and gaming executions, entertainment companies and brands are getting even more creative with how they're activating dining and QSR partnerships! Take a look at ...

Abby Calcara
October 22, 2021

McDonald’s to Test McPlant Burger Created with Beyond Meat
CPG - Dining

McDonald’s will test the plant-based McPlant burger created as part of its partnership with Beyond Meat in eight U.S. restaurants next month. Other restaurant chains have been quicker to launch plan...

CNBC
October 14, 2021

Burger King Becomes First Chain to Test Impossible Foods’ Me...
CPG - Dining

Burger King will test Impossible Foods’ meatless nuggets in several markets, making it the first fast-food chain to offer the company’s new chicken alternative. The Restaurant Brands Internationa...

CNBC
October 6, 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

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

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