This week, the NRN editors discussed the latest collaboration between McDonald’s and a celebrity: Mariah Carey. The Queen of Christmas partnered with the quick-service giant for a set of deals leading up to Christmas. This collaboration differs from most of the brand’s celebrity collaborations as there is no special meal or merchandise, just discounts on items already on the menu.
Also, the editors discussed whether In-N-Out will go to Florida. The editors came to an early consensus, but the deeper issue is what this call between Gov. DeSantis and Lysni Synder will do for the brand’s reputation. What does it mean that In-N-Out appears to be more public than ever about this controversial issue? The editors discuss it all.
Finally, the team talks about the big news this week which was that Danny Meyer’s SPAC is investing in Panera Brands and helping it go public.
For the guest this week, Ron Ruggless spoke with the CEO of First Watch Chris Tomasso about the brand’s first public earnings.