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Lightning Round: Franchise Wars, Monopoly, and Changing Roles

Lightning Round: Franchise Wars, Monopoly, and Changing Roles
  • Hungry Jack’s, Burger King’s Australian division, has launched a direct attack against McDonald’s Monopoly promotion by allowing consumers to redeem their winning Monopoly pieces for similar BK items. ~ Consumerist
  • Mondelez International appointed Dana Anderson to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. ~ Wall Street Journal 
  • AB InBev has named João Castro Neves as the new North America zone president, as successor Luiz Fernando Edmond moves on to take a more “global” role with the company. ~ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Are you making the right moves for your brand on social media? ~ Huffington Post
  • The situation at Olive Garden is heating up, as an advisory firm recommends that activist shareholders fire and replace Darden Restaurants Inc’s entire board. ~ Buzzfeed Business
  • The chorizo burritos now on select McDonald’s breakfast menus is raising some eyebrows, on account of the fact that so much “chorizo” as “chicken with chorizo seasoning.” ~ Eater National
  • UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s launched a new line of shopping carts aimed toward providing more comfort and physical security for children with autism and other disabilities. ~ Sainsbury 
  • The 2014 Food Safety Summit ended with an underscoring of the vital importance of food safety, as 216 attendees were sickened with Clostridium perfringens due to contaminated chicken marsala. ~ Food Safety News