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Airbnb Adds Restaurant Reservations

Airbnb Inc. is expanding into restaurant reservations, part of the startup’s plan to become a full-service travel-booking company like Priceline Group Inc. and Expedia Inc. Through Airbnb’s website and smartphone app, users can book tables at about 650 restaurants across the U.S., the company said on Wednesday. Diners could previously …

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Animal Welfare Group Attacks KFC Campaign in U.K.

Animal welfare protesters have gone after KFC for its latest U.K. ad campaign, demanding #ChangeforChickens and asking Colonel Sanders to commit to higher animal welfare standards. The controverisal KFC’s campaign from Mother—it’s first for the brand—includes a mural in London on which graffiti artists painted a new chicken every day …

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The New British Delicacy: Hot Dogs

First came the burger. Now it’s hot dogs. That wonderfully simple snack of a sausage and bun is finally emerging from the shadow of its more-popular culinary cousin in the U.K., where burgers are ubiquitous and hot dogs an occasional treat you might enjoy at a soccer game but rarely …

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In Wendy's Promo for Hispanics, It's Cool to Live With Mom and Dad

Young Hispanics are more likely to keep happily living at home than non-Hispanics, but they aren’t slackers dwelling in their parents’ basements. That cultural insight is driving a humorous Spanish-language promotion for Wendy’s Giant Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, which casts these young adults as the “Giant Juniors.” Three online videos tell …

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McDonald's Taps Publicis.Sapient, Capgemini for Global IT

Even as consultancies continue to encroach on ad agencies’ traditional assignments from marketers, agencies are increasingly fighting for turf that once belonged to consultants. Publicis.Sapient, in partnership with global consulting and technology services company Capgemini, has beat out Accenture for an assignment to help McDonald’s create the restaurant experience of …

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Harvey Blasts Brands: Could Cost More Than $1B in Sales

The economic impact of Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane expected to drop more than 50 inches of rain on Houston, Texas, will be substantial, according to a new report. Lost revenue to area restaurants and retailers alone will total around $1 billion, said Planalytics, which provides weather analytics for businesses. …

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Domino's Re-Ups With CP&B Through 2020

Domino’s Pizza today placed an order of its own: more time with its longtime creative agency CP&B, despite a number of key people on the account leaving last year. The nation’s second-largest pizza chain said it finalized a renewal agreement with CP&B that keeps the pair together through the end …

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Which Came First, The Taco or the Egg?

That good old breakfast standby, the egg sandwich, has some new competition. Taco Bell is getting “naked” again, dropping its usual taco shell for a Naked Egg Taco, where a fried egg is the shell. Folks eager to try it early can do so by reserving — yes reserving — …

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