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Wendy’s Breakfast Menu Updated; McDonald’s Responds

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Wendy’s is going to fill in breakfast for their customers starting next week.

This fast-food company is spending a lot on their marketing and even making fun of their rivals.

In this industry, it has been seen that customers often return for breakfast mean.

McDonalds and Dunk; have played significant roles in the business. Breakfast has 16% in total for these fast-food chains’ traffic over the year 2019.

Technomic senior principal David Henkes said, “As restaurants, and especially when you talk about a breakfast war, you tend to be competing for consumers that are already breakfast consumers. The challenge is to expand that pie.”

He added, “There’s a renewed vigor in defending each restaurant chain’s turf.”.

Wendy’s was trying out their breakfast and said to make the 10% US sales.

To be able to do so, they are using magnanimous advertising campaigns promoting the meal for the first time, and on Monday, they will launch it for the first time.

This company made some attempts for breakfast before, but it didn’t go beyond regional tests.

They only have local advertisements and promotions with them, bringing in customers.

McDonald’s is starting its kind of offer and promotion, the 2 for $4 breakfast, which begins on February 24.

It includes several of their breakfast sandwiches.

These giant fast-food retails are declaring Monday as “National Egg McMuffin Day” and even is offering to give Egg McMuffins to its customers.

According to McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski last month, “We have to win at breakfast. There’s a lot of focus and attention that we’re going to be putting on that in 2020.”

As per the Wendy’s US President and Chief Commercial Officer Kurt Kane, “We fully expect our competitors to start discounting.

The good thing for us is that every discount they offer takes profitability out of their franchisees’ pockets and out of their restaurants.”

Henkes also added that McDonald’s promotions would create limitations on Wendy’s and other chains offering breakfast.

He said, “If things turn into a price war, McDonald’s can compete on price better than anybody.” The big plan of this company is to steal customers away from other fast-food chains.

There was a tweeted video going around last month about a former McDonalds former corporate chef Mika Haracz trying and raving about the new items from Wendy’s, specifically the breakfast items.

This week, Wendy’s is starting to run its advertisement starring Haracz.

“We love whenever we get a convert from McDonald’s that comes over to support our food because they know it’s so much better than what the Frozen Arches might be selling every day,” according to Kane.

Wendy’s is rolling out a great lineup on Monday, which includes Breakfast Baconator, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

Along with the other Twitter posts, Wendy’s posted a photo of a tombstone that has words written “RIP Egg McMuffin”.

On the Wendy’s app, breakfast coupons are available, and customers get a free honey butter chicken biscuit for a purchase of something.

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China: Luckin Coffee Shares Fall After $310M Potential Fraud

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Luckin Coffee has disclosed on Thursday that they made an internal investigation, and its chief operating officer fabricated their sales in 2019 by 2.2 billion yuan ($310 million).

The shares plummeted by 80% after they released the filing.

The Chief Operating Officer, Jian Liu, and other employees who were reporting to him were engaging themselves in misconduct and are now suspended. 

The company will be taking legal action for people who took part in it and are responsible for those conducts. Jian could not be found anymore for an interview.

Luckin is a two and a half-year-old company and has goals to overtake Starbucks in China, the top coffee chain currently in the country. 

The investors are not relying on their previous financial statements and earnings, which were released for nine months. They announced earlier that heir net sales for the first nine months of 2019 were 2.9 billion yuan ($413 million). 

In their statement, “As a result, investors should no longer rely upon the company’s previous financial statements and earnings releases for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, and the two quarters starting April 1, 2019, and ended September 30, 2019, including the prior guidance on net revenues from products for the fourth quarter of 2019, and other communications relating to these consolidated financial statements.

The company said that its investigation is still at its initial stage, and its independent auditor does not verify estimates of the fabrication of sales. Kirkland & Ellis will do their counseling and FTI Consulting for forensic accounting expertise.

Back in January, the Muddy Waters Research said that they found something fraudulent with their business.

On its official Twitter page, it said, MW is short $LK. We received an unattributed 89-page report alleging $LK is a fraud: “number of items per store per day was inflated by at least 69% in 2019 3Q and 88% in 2019 4Q, supported by 11,260 hours of store traffic video” We view the work as credible. 

However, Luckin replied and said that the seller’s report was false and misleading. The founder of Muddy Waters said Luckin shows precisely why we need short sellers in the market. We believed this report was credible when we read it, and that’s why we took a position. 

This is again a wake-up call for U.S. policymakers, regulators, and investors about the extreme fraud risk China-based companies pose to our markets.”

In May, Luckin started its trade on the Nasdaq, and since then, making it to the public market, it gave the company a market value of $1.3 billion. Furthermore, the company has tried a customer-based format and offering excellent discounts to the market. 

For January of this year, it already has more than 4,500 branches in China, a few hundred more than Starbucks in the country. Starbucks, on the other hand, responded to its competitiveness and opened more cafes in China for quick picks and delivery and less on seating capacities in their cafes.

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Horrible Coronavirus Prank: Woman Coughs at Fresh Produce in Pennsylvania Supermarket

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Despite the different challenges, the novel coronavirus has gotten to people; some still lack empathy and are unthoughtful over the welfares of others.

A woman doing her shopping yesterday at the Gerrity’s Supermarket at the Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, coughed all over the store’s fresh produce, at that time many believe they have a coronavirus and has resulted in a lot of food waste and rotten.

The owner believes that this is a twisted prank of her.

The store has to throw everything she came in contact with, including the bakery and meat case for safety and health reasons.

This nuisance and wastage cost about $35,000 and not to mention the workforce disinfecting the area together with a health inspector.

The good part was that they were able to take out the prankster from the store and contacted the authorities.

The owner said they would fill numerous charges to her. It is unclear yet if the woman is infected with the novel coronavirus.

Here is the whole post from Gerrity’s Supermarket on their Facebook page:

The post has 4700 comments, 11,000 shares, and 10,000 emoji reactions.

One Facebook user said, “Please sue her personally. Make an example of people like her so that maybe they’ll be a little more afraid to be the sorry excuses of human beings that they are. Thank you for taking precautions.”

Another one said, ” Causing or risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct -just to name a few charges she should be charged with! And TOTAL RESTITUTION!”

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