How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell

How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell

How the Burger King Google ad went all to hell Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 April 2017 The Burger King Google was a good idea. But it went all kablooey. Sometimes bad execution thwarts a great idea. The idea behind Burger King Google ad was fabulous....
McDonald’s Slushie doesn’t fix McDonald’s brand

McDonald’s Slushie doesn’t fix McDonald’s brand

McDonald’s has lost its moxie: The McDonald’s Slushie Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 April 2017 McDonald’s Slushie doesn’t fix McDonald’s brand McDonald’s is testing a new beverage concept, the McDonald’s slushie. The new...
The Chick-fil-A brand, truly different and better

The Chick-fil-A brand, truly different and better

The Chick-fil-A brand, truly different and better Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2017 Chick-fil-A even understands the value of scarcity One of the most powerful brands in fast food isn’t McDonalds. In fact, Chick-fil-A is the opposite of Micky...
Papa Johns ads disingenuous at best

Papa Johns ads disingenuous at best

Papa Johns ads disingenuous at best Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 February 2017 They feel so much like marketing, they aren’t believable I have seen more and more of the pizza family from Papa Johns ads lately. The chain must be spending a...
Adding to the McDonalds menu won’t save McDonalds

Adding to the McDonalds menu won’t save McDonalds

Adding to the McDonalds menu won’t save McDonalds Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 January 2017 Adding more Big Macs to the McDonalds menu shows desperation McDonalds, why do you make it so easy? The way back to relevancy is revamping (again) the...
Bojangles is copying the Biscuitville lady

Bojangles is copying the Biscuitville lady

Bojangles is copying the Biscuitville lady Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 January 2017 Is this Biscuitville or Bojangles? Bojangles has introduced a new store design. It prominently features a menu item other than chicken – its biscuits. However, a...
McDonalds market share. Not hungry anymore.

McDonalds market share. Not hungry anymore.

McDonalds market share decline Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 January 2017 McDonalds market share.  — Not hungry anymore. McDonalds market share is dropping. The answer? McRib is back! How long has it been since McDonalds defined the fast food market as...
McCafe brand is still McDonalds

McCafe brand is still McDonalds

McDonalds wants to be Starbucks Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 December 2016 McDonald’s to overhaul McCafe and fixing the wrong problem In the latest move that demonstrates it has lost its mind, McDonalds is going to overhaul its McCafe brand....
McDonalds tactics are not enough

McDonalds tactics are not enough

McDonalds tactics are not enough Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 November 2016 Here’s another one of McDonalds tactics that is an exercise in sheer stupidity. McDonalds, the fast-food king of the world, is instituting kiosks for ordering and...
A Sriracha Big Mac won’t fix the problem

A Sriracha Big Mac won’t fix the problem

Big Mac Big Trouble Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 November 2016 A Sriracha Big Mac won’t fix the problem McDonald’s is testing a new menu option in central Ohio that is sure to raise some eyebrows as well as the temperature in some consumers’...
The Chipotle brand needs help for customers to return

The Chipotle brand needs help for customers to return

The Chipotle brand needs help for customers to return Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 October 2016 Brand repair is needed Woe is the Chipotle brand. Its third-quarter results showed net income plummeting nearly 95% versus last year and same store sales...
Even McDonalds burgers are in trouble

Even McDonalds burgers are in trouble

Even McDonalds burgers are in trouble Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2016 Fast food industry’s new harbinger of doom McDonalds Burgers. If you follow this blog at all, you know that I have written about the fast food category quite a bit...