Food & Drink

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: KFC Lipstick, LEGO Nintendos and More
August 5, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Remember how excited we were about Major League Baseball being back? Hope everyone else is having fun, because we haven’t been able to watch our Phillies much since their games keep getting postponed. Ah, well. In the meantime, we’ve been occupying ourselves by keeping up with some fun branded and promotional items, and we have quite a haul for you this week...

Chipotle Is Using 300 Million Avocado Pits to Make Dye for Its New Branded Apparel Line
August 5, 2020 at 11:21 am

Chipotle is keeping things very on-brand and eco-friendly for its next round of merchandise by using avocado pits as dye for its branded apparel. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Chipotle is using about 300 million avocado pits from its food supply and creating a plant-based dye for T-shirts, sweaters and tote bags...

QR Code Menus: The Touchless Revolution In Restaurants and Hospitality
August 3, 2020 at 11:24 am

Rather than picking up a menu, restaurant patrons scan a QR code. From there, the menu loads on your smartphone. This has helped against surface contamination during the ongoing fight against the spread of COVID-19, but it’s reduced the need for physical menus. Still, QR code stickers could be a source of new business for promo distributors...

Starbucks Rewards Promo Has South Korea Going Crazy Over Branded Merchandise
July 27, 2020 at 11:59 am

The folks in charge of Starbucks Korea’s summer rewards program, which includes a branded suitcase and folding chair, might not have expected to see lines out the door at Starbucks with customers drinking as much as possible as quickly as possible to make sure they get the rewards. But that's what happened... Creates Unique Program to Help Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic
July 21, 2020 at 11:45 am

​, Medley, Fla., has created a small business assistance program to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Six diverse businesses were selected in South Florida and awarded a combined $12,000 in customized promotional items from These items vary from face masks, contactless thermometers, hand sanitizer, shirts, coffee mugs, backpacks and tote bags with…

Shake Shack's Branded 'Camp Box' Rescues Summer With More Than Two Dozen Promo Products
July 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Shake Shack is the latest brand to go the merch-by-mail route, giving fans an opportunity to still enjoy the great outdoors (while maintaining social distancing) and boost its own brand simultaneously with its Shack Camp Box. The “curated box of supplies” comes with gear for classic summertime activities and is bursting with promo products staples...

Grateful Dead Branded Deodorant Exists, and Apparently It's Edible (If You're Into That)
July 10, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Have you ever looked at your deodorant and thought, “Man, I wish I could just eat this instead of regular food?” If you have, and you’re big on jam bands, then buckle up. The Grateful Dead released a branded deodorant that is edible and vegan, so no dietary restrictions can keep you from the fun of eating your deodorant...

YouTube Sent Extremely Cool Promo Boxes to Attendees for Virtual Event
July 1, 2020 at 1:57 pm

For this year’s “Brandcast Delivered” virtual event, the YouTube team leaned into the “delivered” theme by delivering promo boxes for viewers to enjoy the broadcast from home. The personalized packages consisted of three separate sub-boxes labeled "Take," "Make" and "Bake," with ingredients for DIY pizzas and various promotional gifts...

Dos Equis is Giving Away a Six-Foot Branded Cooler to Practice Social Distancing
June 26, 2020 at 10:48 am

While the best course of action is still to stay home, some outdoor activities are OK as long as you plan accordingly and follow safety measures. Thanks to a clever bit of engineering from Dos Equis, you can put the “social” in “social distancing” with a 6-foot long branded cooler...