Tag Archives: fast food

NYC Is Still A Company Town

According to the second annual report from the Center For An Urban Future, the economic downturn has not hurt the number of national chain franchises in New York City, with 53 chains adding a total of 310 outlets and 62 chains closing 245 stores over the last 12 months. The most common stores in the five boroughs: 1. Dunkin’ Donuts …

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Invasion Of The Canadian Donuts

Thirteen Tim Hortons donut shops opened around Manhattan this morning as Reise Restaurant Group ditches their long-running contract with Dunkin’ Donuts for the maple-flavored Canadian chain. The shops are named for a hockey player that died in a 1974 car accident, just so you know. More in breaking donut-related news as it occurs…

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A-Hole Or B-Hole?

Hardee’s has joined the race to the advertising bottom as every fast food outlet in the country seems to be trying to outdo the last in sexual innuendo.

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It’ll Blow Your…Uh, What?

Burger King’s ad for their “super seven incher” is being described by Entertainment Weekly as “the day that subtlety died.” As you can see here, the woman in said advertisement is about to go down on said Super Seven Incher with a suggestive tagline that uses the word “blow.” Mmhmm, I think it’s safe to assume that such humor will …

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Five Guys For Obama

The president dropped into a Five Guys burger joint in DC today. I only ever knew about the one in Dupont Circle, which I’ve made a ritual of visiting every time I’m down there – but Dr. Jeff recently clued me in that there’s 400 locations, including three in Manhattan. Field trip this weekend!

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Oprah Almost Killed Mother’s Day!

After debuting on Oprah’s show on Tuesday, KFC’s free grilled chicken promotion caused their corporate site to crash and spawned near riots at Manhattan outlets. Today the company suspended the promotion because the chain was going to run out of chicken by Mother’s Day, which curiously is their busiest day of the year. Below KFC’s CEO apologizes and offer rain …

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