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Restaurants get festive this holiday season with merchandise

5 ways brands are getting into the holiday spirit

From ugly sweaters to ugly cups to meat-themed Christmas tree skirts, brands are helping consumers get festive for the holidays.

Quick-service and fast-casual brands alike are having their merchandise stocked by Santa’s elves with gifts for the family this holiday season.

Panera, Popeyes, KFC, Arby’s and Chipotle have all gotten in the gift-giving spirit this year with merchandise that includes cilantro-scented soap, a meat blow-up lawn decoration, ugly sweaters, ugly cups and more.

And, of course, who could forget the Holiday Yule Log from Kentucky Fried Chicken? The classic is back again this year, this time with a special twist.

Click through the gallery to see what some of the world’s largest, and most popular chains, are doing for the holiday season and how customers can take home a part of the brand – for a price.

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