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KFC suspends finger lickin good during COVID-19, McDonalds introduces Spicy Chicken McNuggets, and personalized email pitches net 83% positive replies [Video]

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Hello, communicators:

You can now purchase Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, along with the chain’s Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew:

Welcome home, Pumpkin.
🍂 #PumpkinSpiceLatte and #PumpkinCreamColdBrew are back. 🍂

— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) August 25, 2020

The debut of the fall-themed menu items are slightly earlier than last year’s launch of Aug. 27. However, competitor Dunkin’ debuted its fall menu on Aug. 19.

CNN Business reported:

The PSL, as it’s often referred to, has been a popular item on Starbucks’ menu for nearly two decades sparking joy and excitement among its loyal fan base. Starbucks has sold more than 400 million PSLs since the drink’s introduction in 2003.

… These seasonal items build hype and awareness for brands in the competitive fast-food space. Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ (DNKN) are betting the items will boost sales and attract customers, many of whom are in new routines during the pandemic. Both chains recently reported weak earnings …

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