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Total ban on HFSS online advertisements may clobber thousands of restaurants, takeaways: BTC
17 Nov 20
The government earlier announced a six-week long consultation on related proposals.
KFC debuts clean-shaven Colonel Sanders for ‘Movember'
10 Nov 20
The chain is encouraging customers to support their charities of choice for the event.
Creams appoints Roche Communications for creative campaigns
26 Aug 20
The PR firm will also handle the opening of new stores and drive new brand partnerships.
Nando's taps Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards as latest brand ambassador
7 Jul 20
She has already filmed an ad for the fast casual chain.
Chiquito commemorates International Women's Day with free Frida Kahlo tattoos
10 Mar 20
Tattoos are worth £500 each.
Wagamama draws inspiration from Japanese anime in new ad campaign
3 Mar 20
The ‘Bowl to Soul’ ad took six months to create.
Burger King takes another jab at McDonald's with ‘Secret' ad campaign
10 Jan 20
The chain has been making headlines for trolling the fast food giant.
Papa John's launches RCS-powered vegan pizza campaign
3 Dec 19
The pizza chain attributes three quarters of digital sales to its mobile channels.
McDonald's Portugal says sorry for 'Sundae Bloody Sundae' ads
5 Nov 19
The chain says the promotion was not intended to be ‘insensitive reference’ to historical events.
Frankie & Benny's welcomes brand refresh with new menu
29 Oct 19
The move comes ahead of the chain’s 25th anniversary.
Itsu launches campaign to boost gyoza sales
22 Oct 19
Their messaging positions gyoza as a lunch or dinner alternative.
YO! Sushi rebrands to highlight menu offerings into its new 121-character name
10 Sep 19
The name change has started in its Richmond branch, which now has a 12ft long sign.
Pizza Express launches treasure hunt for “golden dough balls” worth £50,000
3 Sep 19
Fifty people will win a £1,000-worth Pizza Express gift card.
Deliveroo signs multi-year partnership with The FA
3 Sep 19
The partnership will make Deliveroo become England’s first sleeve sponsor.
McDonald's, Burger King engage in trolling battle in Belgium
30 Jul 19
It is considered a rare moment of provocation from the Golden Arches.
Domino's appoints Brunswick as corporate PR partner
11 Jun 19
Brunswick nabbed the deal after a client pitch against Tulchan, FTI Consulting and Headland.
Bella Italia commissions Da Vinci's self-portrait made out of pasta, meats
3 Jun 19
The edible artwork was made by food artist Carl Warner.
Cake and catering studio Laura's London eyes £200,000 through crowdfunding
28 May 19
It will use the fund to rollout premium coffee shops in the capital.
Subway appoints Above & Beyond as its UK ad agency
21 May 19
The brand previously worked with McCann London.
Just Eat unveils first global campaign from McCann
14 May 19
The campaign focus on capturing the simple joy of ordering a takeaway.
Wasabi sells minority stake to Capdesia Group
14 May 19
It follows on from a £30m investment from HSBC last March 2018.
Subway to review advertising agency arrangements
9 Apr 19
The sandwich chain is ending its ten-year partnership with McCann London.
McDonald's promotion tagged by a Labour MP as ‘grotesque'
20 Mar 19
Tom Watson has written to McDonald’s UK chief executive, calling for the Monopoly promotion to be discontinued.
Papa John's appoints W Communications to handle their PR and social media
26 Feb 19
The agency is also tasked to deliver Papa John’s upcoming campaigns.
KFC trolls Theresa May in newspaper ad
7 Feb 19
The ad featured a selection of deals from the fast food giant.
Taco Bell announces first London store through the chimes of Big Ben
27 Nov 18
Three more stores in the capital city are set to open in the coming months.
McDonald's launches #ReindeerReady campaign
20 Nov 18
The news comes following the launch of their limited-edition Millionaire’s Latte.
Costa Coffee reveals new brand identity for self-serve machines
23 Oct 18
The new look of Costa Express will be applied to its 7,000 vending machines across UK and five international markets.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen apologises for Ruby Murray burger ad
23 Oct 18
The video featured a man telling local curry houses that their food isn't 'proper Indian'.
McDonald's halts estimated £100 million UK media-buying review
16 Oct 18
The fast food giant has yet to provide a statement why it has suspended the process.
Costa ad banned for 'discouraging' avocado breakfast options
9 Oct 18
The radio advertisment told people to choose the "better deal" of a roll or egg muffin instead.
Cambridge-based cafe to trial ‘cannabis coffee'
25 Sep 18
The combination is set to be tested next month.
Domino's inks deal with e-sports solutions provider Gfinity for Elite Series sponsorship
31 Jul 18
The partnership will run until December 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: The value of a great social experience in fast food, according to Taco Bell
13 Jul 18
Taco Bell’s general manager for Europe Jorge Torres also shares his perspective on getting the right franchisees.
KFC hints at potential return of Double Down burger
26 Jun 18
The popular offering was notable for using chicken as buns.
KFC's 'We're sorry' by Mother wins Cannes Lion gold in Print & Publishing category
26 Jun 18
The campaign was done following the brand’s chicken shortage earlier this year.
Domino's fixes roads, potholes through ‘Paving for Pizza' campaign
19 Jun 18
The global pizza brand is asking U.S.
Weekly Global News Wrap: IHOP's name-change marketing strategy, McDonald's brings 45 children to World Cup, Boston fast casual has robots as cooks
17 Jun 18
Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
Just Eat's reports over 100,000 unique interactions through augmented reality campaign
31 May 18
10% of those interactions resulted in an order.
London mayor bans junk food ads to tackle rising levels of obesity
15 May 18
The city may also ban new hot food takeaways close to schools.
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