Wendy’s joins Delta, Burger King, Merriam Webster and Taco Bell in Twitter trolling for laughs
There’s a big beef between McDonald’s and Wendy’s.
Wendy’s just dissed McDonald’s announcement that by mid-2018 the Quarter Pounders at most of its restaurants would be made from fresh beef. “So you’ll still use frozen beef in MOST of your budgets in ALL of your restaurants? Asking for a friend,” Wendy’s wrote on Twitter.
.@McDonalds So you’ll still use frozen beef in MOST of your burgers in ALL of your restaurants? Asking for a friend.
— Wendy's (@Wendys) March 30, 2017
They’re not the only ones dissing their competitors on Twitter. Delta swiped at United just with a pro-leggings post. The competing airline has been slammed for banning two girls wearing stretch pants from a flight on Sunday.
“Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings.)” said the burn from Delta’s official Twitter account on Monday – complete with a winking face emoji.
Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings. 😉)
— Delta (@Delta) March 27, 2017
Customers ate it up. It’s been retweeted 26,000 times, and scored 89,000 likes and counting.
Delta airlines have got their eye on the ball with that leggings tweet.
— Sarah C (@EnidBlightem) March 28, 2017
— Dr. Sunday Abbott (@dr_abbott220) March 28, 2017
It’s the latest brand building buzz by tweeting not-so-subtle digs at rivals.
When Wendy’s tweeted a snap of a tray loaded with chicken nuggets, a burger, fries and a soda captioned as “The 4 for $4 meal,” Burger King shot back with pic of a five-piece meal and the dig, “5 for $4, because 5 is better than 4.”
Merriam-Webster nailed it with this tweet against rival Dictionary.com. The latter posted a pic of a woman holding a cup of black coffee with the “Pemberly by the Sea” quote, “I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism.”
Without missing a beat, Merriam-Webster tweeted back “There’s no cream in that coffee.”
.@Dictionarycom There's no cream in that coffee.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 11, 2016
Merriam-Webster has also gleefully called out President Trump’s colorful language, tweeting that the world “bigly” exists, but “deproximately” and “braggadocious” do not.
Or how about this 2012 gem, when Old Spice teased Taco’ Bell’s “fire sauce” for not containing any real fire. The taco chain tweeted back, “Is your deodorant made with really old spices?”
@OldSpice Is your deodorant made with really old spices?
— Taco Bell (@tacobell) July 9, 2012
These punchy posts don’t always work, though. Denny’s made customers feel a little queasy with a tweet about eating babies after Beyonce announced she was pregnant with twins.
“Wow, bey has TWO buns in the oven! that’s just an expression by the way. please don’t eat those buns. they are babies,” it posted.
— Calamity Bannon (@CharlesPulliam) February 1, 2017
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