You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d

Tango is a carbonated soft drink sold primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland, first launched by Corona in 1950. The first “ironic” campaign introduced the now-common catchphrase “You know when you’ve been Tango’d”, produced by advertising agency HHCL. The campaign began in 1991 with an ad featuring a man being slapped around the face by a portly man painted orange (Peter Geeves) immediately after drinking Tango. It received widespread condemnation after a craze for “Tangoing” people swept the nation’s playgrounds, and there were reports of children receiving serious injuries or even being deafened by being slapped on the ears.

HHCL (formally Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury and Partners) was a London based advertising agency prominent in the 1990s. HHCL’s most celebrated piece of work was a commercial for Tango in 1991 (co-written by Trevor Robinson OBE). The ad took soft drinks advertising away from US lifestyle and planted it firmly on the streets of Britain. When a young man drinks some Tango, a large orange man runs up to him and slaps him on the face – the ‘hit of real oranges’ – while two astounded commentators report on the action. The commercial was voted the third best commercial of all time by Channel 4 in the UK. After children began copying the orange man’s slap, the commercial was banned and reshot with the orange man planting a kiss on the Tango drinker.

The McLobster Sandwich is Ashore at McDonalds

A lobster roll is a kind of sandwich filled with lobster meat. A traditional lobster roll contains the fresh cooked meat of a lobster, tossed with mayonnaise and served on a grilled hot dog bun or similar roll, served so that the opening is on the top rather than on the side.

Some McDonald’s restaurants in New England and the Canadian Maritimes offer lobster rolls as a seasonal menu item, called the McLobster.

The McLobster, a lobster roll, is available seasonally in the Maritime Provinces. It is called McHomard in French.

Introducing Hardee’s Biscuit Holes

In American English, a “biscuit” is a small bread made with baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent rather than yeast.

A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole.

The simplest icing is a glacé icing, containing icing sugar and water.

While Hardee’s has experienced extensive changes in its lunch and dinner menus over the years, its breakfast menu has remained largely unchanged. As a result, Hardee’s still retains significant customer loyalty.

All over England, Jerry Seinfeld can do more with American Express

Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American comedian, actor and writer, whose style is often described as observational comedy.

Rhyming slang is a form of slang in which a word is replaced by a rhyming word, typically the second word of a two-word phrase. The exact origin of rhyming slang is unclear, partly because it exists to some extent in many languages. In English, rhyming slang is strongly associated with Cockney speech from the East End of London.

American Express executives discussed the possibility of launching a travel charge card as early as 1946, but it was not until Diners Club launched their card in March 1950 that American Express began to seriously consider the possibility.

McRib Pack, I’ll Take It

The [McRib] sandwich test-marketed very well in Nebraska and other Midwestern markets and was added to the restaurant’s permanent menu throughout the United States in 1981. Sales were mediocre, and it was removed after several years, only to be brought back as a limited time offering.

Take-out food is often fast food, but not always so. Whereas fast food carries the connotation of a standardized product from a globalized chain or franchise, take-away outlets are often small businesses serving traditional food, which is sometimes but by no means always of high quality.

In the United States the most popular condiment for fries is ketchup, so much so that consumption of restaurant fries drives ketchup sales.

Fiona is Hot for Kraft Deluxe Four Cheese

Macaroni and cheese was created to be a common casserole, similar to the British dish cauliflower cheese. The main ingredients of macaroni and cheese are cooked macaroni and a cheese sauce, usually made from cheddar cheese. By the eighteenth century, various versions of the meal were well known all over Europe.

Canadian born James L. Kraft started a wholesale door-to-door cheese business in Chicago in 1903; its first year of operations was “dismal”, losing $3,000 and a horse. Still, the business took hold and Kraft was joined by his four brothers to form J.L. Kraft and Bros. Company in 1909. As early as 1911, circulars and advertisements were in use by the company. In 1912, the company established its New York headquarters to prepare for its international expansion. By 1914, 31 varieties of cheeses were being sold around the United States, due to heavy product development, expansion by marketing, and opening a wholly-owned cheese factory in Illinois.