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Some McDonald's customers are doubling up on the discounts

The Bottom Line: In some markets, customers can get the fast-food chain's $5 value meal for $4. The situation illustrates a key rule in the restaurant business: Customers are savvy and will find loopholes.

Marketing

Beastie Boys sue Chili's parent Brinker International over use of 'Sabotage' in ad

The hip-hop group said a 2022 social media video featured parts of the hit song without their permission.

Bombshells, the concept run by strip-club operator RCI Hospitality, posted a 16.2% drop in same-store sales.

Foot traffic data from Placer.ai suggests that McDonald’s, Chili’s, Starbucks and Buffalo Wild Wings are all getting more customers from their various offers.

Marketing Bites: The quick-service chain is opening The Cantinas for just one weekend next month, promising a “leisure lifestyle” for all ages. Plus, French Fry Day is near.

Reality Check: We've lived through the cat cafe craze. The next evolutionary wrinkle could be a proliferation of restaurants where dogs roam free.

The fast-food chain bestows a gift on fans with the return of a favorite side.

The athletes also star in the chain’s latest “Unwrapped” video series. Plus, Chipotle is serving gold foil-wrapped burritos starting July 25 to kick off the Summer Olympics.

Marketing Bites: Chains get increasingly creative as they duke it out for traffic to lure consumers who are pulling back.

The 66-year-old family-dining chain is planning a comprehensive overhaul that extends to its menu, operations and look.

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