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McDonald’s Tries to Buy its Way into Another Market, Gets Called Out

We think it’s a shame that big-name celebrities and brands don’t get called out more. In 1994, Ken Griffey should have laughed Michael Jordan off the baseball diamond.

In 2001, the NFL let the miserable failure that was the XFL off too easy (that comment is not directed at you, He Hate Me). And when are we seriously going to start discussing Lil Wayne‘s terrible attempt at rock music? If I sit in front of my computer with a trombone on my lap, that doesn’t make me a composer.

So it’s with open arms that we receive Jamba Juice’s recently released commercial advertising their new “Cheeseburger Chill” smoothie. Despite never saying that it’s a joke, the commercial is (fairly obviously) taking a shot at McDonald’s and the fast-food giant’s entry into the smoothie market. The end of the spot directs you to cheeseburgerchill.com where Jamba Juice offers visitors a coupon for $1.00 off their next smoothie. One line on the Jamba Juice website sums it up best: “We’re sticking to what we know.”

More: “Jamba Juice Offers Tepid Statement In Light of Campaign Controversy

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