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Mariachis eat here - Taco Cabana feat. Anjelah Johnson
New Louisiana Rub flavor - Wingstop
The chain's Louisiana Rub flavor is a crispy dry-rubbed wing with a proprietary blend of seasonings and spices.
BK Toppers Western BBQ - Burger King
The quick-service chain introduced
a new line of chee...
BK Toppers Mushroom and Swiss - Burger King
The quick-service chain
introduced new cheeseburgers...
BK Toppers Deluxe - Burger King
Burger King introduced
its BK Toppers cheeseburger li...
XXL Chalupa featuring Brian Wilson - Taco Bell
The pitcher for the San Francisco Giants major-league baseball team promotes Taco Bell's XXL Chalupa offering.
Doritos locos - Taco Bell
The quick-service Mexican chain is testing in California
a taco with...
Pumpkin spice latte - Starbucks
The coffee chain promotes its seasonal pumpkin spice latte in a recent commercial.
High 5 menu - Friendly's
The family-dining chain promotes a new menu and marketing program to give out to customers a trillion high-fives.
Skip the grease - Subway
In a commercial promoting
its oven-fried c...
Kickin' Coney and Bacon & Blue Dog - Sonic
The quick-service chain promotes its Kickin' Coney hot dog, topped with chili, Cheddar cheese, crispy onion pieces and chipotle BBQ sauce. The Baco...
Taste for Adventure - Subway
As part of a marketing promotion with Sony PlayStation, Subway customers can gain early access to the hotly anticipated video game "Uncharted 3."
Here's the beef - Wendy's
In a new commercial, the quick-service chain promotes
its recently int...
$20 Dinner for 2 - Chili's
As part of its "Go Bold" ad campaign
, Chili's promotes ne...
$6 Lunch Break Combos - Chili's
Chili's promotes items on its $6 Lunch Combo menu — including a Grilled Ham & Swiss Toasted Sandwich and a Southwestern BLT Toasted Sandwich —...
$6 Lunch Combos - Chili's
In ads that emphasize Chili's "bold" attributes
, the casu...
Wendy's franchisee on growing with GE Capital
Junior Bridgeman owns 165 units of the quick-service chain across five states. Hear how GE Capital helped make the growth of his business possible.
Outback's wood-fired billboard goes up in flames
When the casual-dining chain attempted to set a controlled fire on a billboard advertising its Wood-Fire Grill meals, it ended up completely burnin...
Talk like a pirate day - Arby's
Arby's recognizes Talk Like a Pirate Day in a recent commercial that highlights a roast beef sandwich.
$6 farmhouse deals - Bob Evans
The family-dining chain promotes its $6 Farmhouse Deals, which include 10 meals spanning breakfast to dinner for $6.
Pink ribbon bagel - Panera
Panera's pink ribbon bagel aims to increase breast cancer awareness, and has been sold for 10 years. Panera says it has raised over a million dolla...
Church's Chicken 'war'
In a television commercial, a nuclear scientist avoids war when his Church's Chicken craving strikes first.
Pizza Hut and Reggie Bush
The quick-service chain promotes its $10 Any Pizza Deal with a tie-in to football season, featuring Miami Dolphins football player Reggie Bush.
Steak fest - Sizzler
Sizzler's steak fest features Tri Tip sirloin cut fresh in-house every day. It's paired with the casual-dining chain's Endless Salad Bar for $10.99.
It's all about the beef - Wendy's
The quick-service chain touts the quality of the beef in its recently introduced...
Domino's Artisan Pizza
The quick-service chain enlists former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani to promote...
David Pogue: Performance artist
David Pogue, technology columnist for the New York Times,...
American Millennials: Deciphering the enigma generation
The Millennials Generation
: Nearly 25% of ...
Caramel Apple Sensations - IHOP
The family-dining chain introduces a limited-time offer of caramel apples that top pancakes and crepes, in time for fall. Dishes start at $4.99.
Server Angela Trapp's story - Red Lobster
As part of its "Sea Food Differently" campaign, Red Lobster features people who work for the casual-dining chain.
Two-Piece Chicken - Long John Silver's
The quick-service chain, which is known for its fish dishes, touts a chicken offering in this commercial.
Steakhouse burgers - Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are rolling out a new Steakhouse Burger....
Steakhouse burger - Carl's Jr.
In a return to its "hot models" theme, quick-service burger purveyor Carl's Jr....
Burger King's new soft-serve desserts
The quick-service chain rolled out soft-serve ice crea...
Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Cheeseburger - Wendy's
The quick-service chain debuted a new burger Sept. 19, Dave's Hot 'N Juicy...
In a recent commercial, Moe's Southwest Grill touts customer choice and highlights a handful of menu items, including tacos and quesadillas.
UFood Grill brand relaunch
Leaders of UFood Grill's brand revamp discuss the strategy behind differentiating the healthy fast-casual restaurant brand....
'Baby' - McDonald's
This 2010 McDonald's ad, which features a father trying to get his child to sleep with a car ride, was nominated for a 2011 Emmy Award for Outstand...
Wendy's Hot 'N Juicy Tour of America
Quick-service chain Wendy's is testing its forthcoming Dave's Hot 'N Juicy...
Popcorn chicken - KFC
The quick-service chain touts the quality of its chicken in a new commercial advertising its popcorn chicken, which debuted the first week of Septe...
Heat wave - Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut put the summer 2011 Texas heat wave to the test at its Plano headquarters to see if the high outside temperatures would actually bake a p...
Chicken flatbread sandwiches - Taco Bell
Taco Bell's Bacon Ranch chicken flatbread sandwich is filled with white-meat chicken; melted mozzarella, Cheddar and pepper Jack cheese; and bacon ...
Smoked salmon dip - Einstein Bagel Bros.
See what goes into Einstein's whipped Plain and Smoked Salmon Shmear with chopped lox, red onion, green onions and capers, topped with fresh dill a...
Pre-game lineup - Beef 'O' Brady's
The casual-dining chain gears up for football season, which is a major traffic-driver for its restaurants....
Gametime meets lunchtime - Beef 'O' Brady's
The casual-dining chain focuses on football in a new promotion....
Domino's Japan Moon Project
Domino's Pizza's Japanese branch announced plans to build the first pizzeria on the moon, as part of a marketing campaign.
Back to the start - Chipotle Mexican Grill
Fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle commissioned Willie Nelson to perform Coldplay's song "The Scientist"...
Pan-seared seafood - Golden Corral
Golden Corral expands its buffet seafood offerings with several new cooked-to-order, pan-seared items. The additions are pan-seared scallops, shrim...
Gary Vaynerchuk 'The Morton's Phenomenon' - The Daily
Vaynerchuk discusses the fine-dining chain's delivery of a signature steak to social-media expert Peter Shankman at Newark Airport after he tweeted...
Triple* Steak Burrito - Taco Bell
The new limited-time only Taco Bell burrito includes a triple* portion of marinated thick-cut steak, seasoned rice, cheddar cheese, fire-roasted sa...
4 types of marketing
Find out the type of marketing that works for you and how to best implement it.
Mariachis eat here - Taco Cabana feat. Anjelah Johnson
Taco Cabana spokesperson Anjelah Johnson promotes the chain's latest limited-time menu additions: chicken and steak fajitas puebla tacos.
California Whopper - Burger King
The quick-service burger chain introduces a new variation ...
Sonic's new breakfast burritos
Sonic Drive-In's quick-service units debut new breakfast burritos: Ultimate Meat & Cheese, Fiesta Steak and Steak & Egg. Each sells for $1.99.
Tropical habanero chicken - El Pollo Loco
For a limited time, El Pollo Loco offers grilled chicken with a spicy-sweet Tropical Habanero sauce.
Tour de Provence - Mimi's Cafe
Casual-dining chain Mimi's Cafe goes on a culinary tour of Provence with French-inspired dishes.
KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A tour of the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The glam-rock band will open another coffeehouse in Las Vegas.
Jumbo breakfast platter - Jack in the Box
The quick-service chain offers scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns and a choice of bacon or sausage for $2.99.
$20 Dinner for 2 - Chili's
The casual-dining chain offers 16 entrees on its $20 Dinner for 2 menu, which lets a dining pair share an appetizer and dessert and order two entre...
Applebee's expands 2 for $20 menu
Boneless chicken wings, a 7-oz. house sirloin steak and chicken fettuccine carbonara...
A television commercial for Benihana that airs in Kuwait to advertise the hibachi chain's restaurant there.
Road trip August Everyday Value Menu - Wendy's
Wendy's® promotes two new items on its Everyday Value Menu. The new Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich tops white-meat chicken with melted Mont...
Fried bologna biscuit - Hardee's
Hardee's Fried Bologna Biscuit consists of egg and cheese on top of a folded slice of Oscar Mayer® Bologna, all on the quick-service chain's Made f...
Noid: Dome of quality - Domino's Pizza
This 1987 commercial features one of Domino's Pizza's most popular — and annoying — mascots, The Noid....
Dollar drink days - McDonald's Canada
McDonald's restaurants in Canada give away 4,000 Canadian dollar coins in Alberta to promote its Dollar Drink Days deal.
We are Toppers Pizza
A video marks the pizza chain's growth and evolution, with comments from founder and president Scott Gittrich.
Welcome to Delicious - Culver's
A commercial showcases Culver's Three Cheese ButterBurger, the places where the chain's food comes from, and the people who grow and produce it.
Farm fresh - Culver's
Culver's co-founder Craig Culver visits a Wisconsin dairy farm in a commercial that promotes the quality of the burger chain's frozen custards and ...
Supersized Taco Stacks - Moe's Southwest Grill
Weighing in at just over one pound, Moe's new Taco Stacks feature a variety of ingredients stacked between two crunchy corn shells and wrapped in a...
Kids eat free at IHOP in August
This August, kids eat free at all IHOP restaurants. Children can also receive a Spy Kids Activity book with back-to-school savings.
San Francisco 49ers crack crabs
San Francisco 49ers players, alumni and local celebrities teamed up with some prominent restaurant chefs and competed against one another in the 49...
100% Midwest raised - Culver's
Culver's ButterBurger starts with 100 percent Midwest-raised beef, seared on a grill and placed on a lightly buttered and toasted bun with fresh to...
The Smurfs Happy Meal work song - McDonald's
McDonald's will include Smurfs toys in its Happy Meals to coincide with the film's release.
Beat the Chick-fil-a cow
As a Chick-fil-A promotion, children 12 and under can receive a free kids ice cream if they beat the score of the chicken chain's cow at Buffaloe L...
Family favorites 'Happy Box' - McDonald's UK
In this television spot that aired in the United Kingdom, McDonald's promotes its Happy Meals.
Raising the bar - Domino's Pizza
The Domino's Tracker billboard is up in Times Square, New York City. In the new ad push, the pizza chain asks customers to write candid reviews and...
Ultimate stuffed crust surprise - Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut surprised some customers by baking $1,000 into their Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza. It also promoted the campaign through social media at ...
McDonald's $1 fountain beverages
The quick-service chain promotes its fountain beverages for $1 in an advertisement.
Sea Food Differently: Grill Master - Red Lobster
In a new ad campaign called "Sea Food Differently," Red Lobster shines the spotlight on its employees. Hear from Charles Himple, one of the chain's...
Sea Food Differently: Crabfest - Red Lobster
In a new ad campaign called "Sea Food Differently," Red Lobster shines the spotlight on its employees. Hear from Jon Forsythe, a fisherman for the ...
McCafé summer beach party
McDonald's treated an unsuspecting crowd in a downtown business district to a surprise beach party. The party included games, a live band and sampl...
Supercharged smoothies - Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Tropical Smoothie Cafe promotes its Supercharged Smoothies, which feature healthful ingredients like acai and pomegranate.
Fogo De Chao restaurant
A look at the dining experience provided at Brazilian churrascaria chain Fogo de Chao's Miami location.
Five minutes more commercial - Starbucks
Rather than highlight a product, Starbucks promotes its social media outlets with its "5 minutes more" campaign, which focuses on the pleasures of ...
Street tacos featuring Anjelah Johnson - Taco Cabana
In a new Taco Cabana commercial, actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson, the recently-crowned Taco Cabana Girl, promotes the brand's chicken and stea...
Hand-made fire - El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco touts its handmade meals, particularly a 2-piece meal for $5. Five other combos also sell for $5. The commercial is part of the chain...
Kentucky Grilled Chicken relaunches - KFC
KFC re-introduced its Kentucky Grilled Chicken line with an improved recipe and larger white-meat breast pieces.
Ordering by mobile app - Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut introduced mobile apps that allow diners to order its pizza, pasta and wings via smart phone.
Taco Cabana's new social media strategy
Actress-comedian Anjelah Johnson talks about her new role in ads for the 150-unit Taco Cabana chain and how it taps into her more than 30,000 Twitt...
Heart's desire commercial - Sonic
Want Cheesy Tots on your chili fries? In a new advertisement, quick-service chain Sonic says why not? Lasso not included.
Carbonara ravioli - Olive Garden
The Darden-owned casual-dining chain unveils a new dish, carbonara ravioli with chicken or shrimp. The ravioli are filled with parmesan cheese and ...
Cold Stone superhero
The ice cream chain's message is clear in this advertisement: Friends don't let friends eat store-bought ice cream.
Take cold refreshment with you - Starbucks
The quick-service coffee chain promotes its VIA iced coffee in a recent commercial.
Happy Star goes to The OC Register's Social Media Day - Carl's Jr.
The Carl's Jr. Star Diner helps Orange County, Cali., newspaper The OC Register celebrate everything social media-related. The quick-service chain ...
Making Dunkin's Captain America doughnuts - Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin's Manager of Donut Excellence makes Captain America-themed donuts with Agent M from Marvel.
Knife & Fork Sandwich - Bob Evan's
In a television commercial, Bob Evan's promotes its Knife & Fork Sandwich, which sells for $5.99.
Applebee's Stacked Stuffed & Topped Menu
With its new Stacked Stuffed & Topped Menu, the casual-dining chain fills meatballs with provolone cheese, stacks chicken parmesan and tops sirloin...
Sonic's Baja Dog
The quick-service chain has improved sales with its hot dogs. The Baja Dog is the newest of the menu line, with an all-beef hot dog topped with pep...
Arby's Angus Cool Deli Sandwich
The second option in Arby's Ultimate Angus menu line, the Angus Cool Deli Sandwich tops thinly sliced, oven-roasted Angus beef with Swiss cheese, b...
Pinatas with Mary Lou Retton - Dairy Queen
To promote its Triple Chocoholic Blizzard, Dairy Queen enlisted gymnastics star Mary Lou Retton.
Kim Kardashian for Carl's Jr.
Celebrity Kim Kardashian promotes a Carl's Jr. Cranberry Apple Walnut Grilled Chicken Salad in a television commercial.
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