BENTONVILLE Ark. After grabbing for a piece of the restaurant industry’s pizza business, Walmart has turned its considerable marketing might to stealing breakfast sales. The retailing giant is airing a commercial that asserts families can save $900 per year by forgoing a fast-food breakfast once a week for a morning meal at home.
The commercial is the latest volley in what some retailers have dubbed “restaurant meal replacement,” a variation on “home meal replacement,” the 1990s expression that foodservice coined to describe its efforts to win more at-home dinner business.
Breakfast has been targeted by most of the major fast-food chains as a new source of incremental sales.