Tags: taco | bell | breakfast | war | mcdonalds

Taco Bell Breakfast War With McDonald's Waged Online (Video)

Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014 07:27 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Taco Bell and McDonald's continue to trade social media barbs this week as the two fast-food chains battle for the top spot in the $50 billion-a-year breakfast market.

It started last week when Taco Bell launched its new 14-item breakfast menu, which includes such creations as the Waffle Taco, the A.M. Crunchwrap, and Cinnabon Delights.

The Mexican fast-food joint then released a companion ad featuring 25 real people named Ronald McDonald professing their love for Taco Bell, as if the beloved McDonald's clown had jumped ship.

McDonald's then countered with its own marketing campaign: Free cups of McCafe coffee during regular breakfast hours from March 31 through April 13.

The chain also took to Twitter with a funny photo of Mayor McCheese assuring customers that Ronald McDonald's favorite restaurant is still his namesake.

McDonald's also tweeted out a picture of Ronald McDonald petting a little Chihuahua — presumably Taco Bell's mascot — and saying, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Taco Bell finally retaliated with a cheeky Instagram video.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

President Erdogan of Turkey Says Women Are Not Equal to Men

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 16:39 PM

Turkey's President Recip Tayyip Erdogan told women at a conference Monday that they can never be equal to men, and that  . . .

Arson Fire? Poland's 750-Year-Old Tree 'Grandpa' Damaged by Flames

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 15:56 PM

A 750-year-old tree in Poland, believed to be the oldest in the country, was damaged by a suspected arson fire last week . . .

Amazon Black Friday Deals Extend for a Week Before Big Shopping Day

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 13:56 PM

Amazon's Black Friday sales started a week early this past Friday, with the Internet retailer posting new deals every 10 . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved