Ground Beef, Ground Again

According to Fast Company, McDonald’s launch of “real fruit” smoothies (they’re actually made from purees) rightfully rattled, Jamba Juice.
The San Francisco-based company responded with a new product of its own called the Cheeseburger Chill, described in a press release as “beefy, smothered in cheese, loaded with your favorite condiments and blended to creamy perfection.” There’s even a commercial to whet our appetites:

When you visit the Cheeseburger Chill site, the hoax is revealed. Jamba Juice isn’t really mixing burgers in its blenders, they’re just making a competitive statement.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.