Restaurant marketing ideas and trends


Domino's wants to make sure your street gets plowed this winter

The pizza chain is giving out $500,000 worth of grants to communities for snow plowing services this season.


McDonald's brings back Adult Happy Meals

Marketing Bites: McDonald’s has teamed up with Kerwin Frost to launch new limited edition adult happy meals. Dunkin’ and Martha Stewart launch martini glasses. And Kura Sushi introduces a new Bikkura Pon prize collection

Also, new merch includes a line of mystery tee-shirts designed by celebrated artists.

The cookie chain unveiled a brand refresh this week that goes big on the pink and features a simplified logo that does away with the word “cookies.”

Marketing Bites: Olive Garden, Sonic and Jimmy John’s launch holiday merchandise collections. Velvet Taco is giving away free tacos for a year to one lucky diner. And Wendy’s brings back its Frosty Key Tag fundraiser.

Restaurant Rewind: If the offer proves more or less enticing than anticipated, chaos can follow. Here are some prime examples from the industry’s past.

The burger giant has teamed up with Crocs on a footwear line that features iconic characters like Grimace and Birdie.

Marketing Bites: Restaurant chains continue to push holiday promos. Meanwhile, White Castle launches affordable promos and other chains celebrate National Pickle Day.

The pizza chain’s first rebrand in its 50-year history was designed with online ordering and Gen Z in mind.

Restaurant Rewind: The 1,500-seat, $30 million-a-year landmark may have been the restaurant industry’s greatest value story.

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