X-Men Love X-Tra Bacon

One may need to employ mutant superpowers to take down the two X-Tra servings of bacon on the new Western X-Tra Bacon Cheeseburger and X-Tra Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s.

The brands’ promotional tie-in with 20th Century Fox’s release of X-Men: Days of Future Past kicked off today with the premiere of “Mystique”.

Additional spots from creative agency 72andSunny starring two more X-Men characters will be revealed in April.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are also inviting fans to unleash their inner mutants and participate in the “X-Men Digital Makeover”. By submitting a photo while eating or drinking a Carl’s Jr. or Hardee’s product on Instagram using the hashtag #EatLikeYouMeanIt, fans get the chance to receive a photo mutant makeover.

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 now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.