Well, when you come up with a concept like issuing a thousand passes to eat as much food as you want during the “Never Ending Pasta” promotion, you’ve got to be prepared for whatever publicity the internet produces. Here you go, Olive Garden: the man you invited into your brand. He’s going to eat everything…

Let’s compare pranks. Here’s the latest, and it’s from the polite Canadians who run Tim Horton’s, which according to Wikipedia was Canada’s largest fast food service at the end of 2013, besting even those honest confessors over at McDonald’s Canada. I don’t know about you, but the whole time I was watching, all I could…

Quick. What is the summer promo at Applebee’s? What’s the big news at Ruby Tuesday? What’s going on at Bennigan’s? Oh wait, nothing is going on at Bennigan’s. What about Fridays? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GWy33VQJ08#t=55 Apparently, the investors think “All You Can Eat Appetizers for $10” is stupid. Their remarks boil down to a bunch of naysayers saying, “Nay!…

While Selling Eating blogger Charlie Hopper is off on vacation, we’re re-publishing a few of this year’s most popular blogs so far. AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JUNE 14, 2013 (okay, a little over a year ago): Okay, first enjoy all these spots, which I got from Adweek’s Adfreak column: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PVTa3NEFv-I http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=urOh-pvVV2M http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iLxJeQW-ibg http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JQ8ksC4Qu7M http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NP1MqFU9U4U http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tKTO9wgrRsU http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pi1wISpgadU http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a0SArq_CbBU My…

While Selling Eating blogger Charlie Hopper is off on vacation, we’re re-publishing a few of this year’s most popular blogs so far. AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MARCH 13, 2014: In New Zealand right now, apparently, they look like this. There’s a couple similarly weird ones, including an aged wealthocrat and his gold-digging Russian bride. If I have to…