Krispy Kreme Has Finally Created a Simpsons-Inspired D’ohnut

Homer Simpson is practically synonymous with doughnuts—and now Krispy Kreme is finally honoring that 29-year legacy by teaming up with the creators of The Simpsons to launch a pastry in his honor. Aptly titled “The D’ohnut,” it draws its name from one of Homer’s most enduring catch phrases. It’s appearance—pink glazed with rainbow sprinkles—likewise comes straight out of … Continue reading Krispy Kreme Has Finally Created a Simpsons-Inspired D’ohnut

Why TGI Fridays Thinks of Itself as ‘a Technology Company That Sells Beer and Ribs’

The chain uses AI to create a better customer experience. Sherif Mityas, the chief experience officer of TGI Fridays, says technology is doing a lot for the casual dining chain. But one thing it won’t do: replace the restaurant’s world-renowned bartenders. AdWeek caught up with Mityas at the Adweek Elevate event earlier this month. Recently … Continue reading Why TGI Fridays Thinks of Itself as ‘a Technology Company That Sells Beer and Ribs’

Dunkin’ Donuts Trots Out Branded Running Shoes in Honor of the Boston Marathon

“America runs on Dunkin'” may be a decade-old hyperbolic slogan, but it’s about to become quite literal—for a few thousand people, anyway. Dunkin’ Donuts has joined the fray of brands branching out into apparel with its new, limited-edition line of running shoes created in partnership with fellow Boston-based brand Saucony. The Saucony X Dunkin’ Kinvara 9 went … Continue reading Dunkin’ Donuts Trots Out Branded Running Shoes in Honor of the Boston Marathon

Kris Bryant Crashes a Fantasy Draft as a Pizza Delivery Guy in Latest Prank for Red Bull

Kris Bryant’s such a screwball! In his latest pitch for Red Bull, the Chicago Cubs star and 2016 National League MVP pranks a fantasy baseball draft by showing up disguised as a pizza delivery guy. With his goofy hairpiece, mustache/beard combo and wire-frame specs, Bryant looks like a ’90s porn star (portraying a pizza delivery … Continue reading Kris Bryant Crashes a Fantasy Draft as a Pizza Delivery Guy in Latest Prank for Red Bull

Tiny Kitchen Made Mini Versions of Top Chef Dishes During Split-Screen Ad Breaks This Season

The stakes were huge on the Top Chef finale this season, but where in the world did they find that itty-bitty cut of beef, a doll-sized doppelgänger of the winner’s most memorable dish? Leave that to the folks at Tiny Kitchen, who partnered for the first time with the Bravo reality competition to re-create a … Continue reading Tiny Kitchen Made Mini Versions of Top Chef Dishes During Split-Screen Ad Breaks This Season

McDonald’s Made a Big Green Rainbow Appear in Chicago Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

McDonald’s often likes to go big for St. Patrick’s Day in its hometown of Chicago with fun activations around its iconic, seasonal Shamrock Shake. You may remember a few years back, when Leo Burnett dumped a giant Shamrock Shake into the Chicago River, which the city turns green every March 17 as part of the Irish celebration. … Continue reading McDonald’s Made a Big Green Rainbow Appear in Chicago Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

Burger King Staged a Car Fire on a Highway, and Surprised Those Who Stopped to Help

Today is Good Samaritan Day. And rather than spend 15 minutes whipping up a dumb social post, Burger King goes the extra mile with a fun real-world stunt—staging a car fire on the side of a highway, and then offering a special treat to the good samaritans who stopped to help. The film, by David … Continue reading Burger King Staged a Car Fire on a Highway, and Surprised Those Who Stopped to Help

Panda Express Selects Wolfgang as Agency of Record

Panda Express has selected Venice Beach, California-based creative agency and consultancy Wolfgang as its new agency of record, following a review launched in November. “For us this partnership means the world,” Wolfgang president Seema Miller said. “It’s just such a fantastic brand and so unique in the marketplace. It’s family owned, they truly care about people … Continue reading Panda Express Selects Wolfgang as Agency of Record