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Princess of Pop (Culture)?

Her dad was the “King of Pop” and Wendy’s does serve pop (or soda) at their restaurants…

Paris Jackson is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson. He wrote some songs, danced a little and wore a red leather jacket. Anyways, Paris has understandably stayed away from the spotlight for most of her life. Most of all immediately following the death of her father. But now she seems to be stepping out into the public arena through acting, modeling…

and maybe singing?

While Paris Jackson recently admitted to Jimmy Fallon that she writes songs in private, there doesn’t seem to be any burning desire for her to step onto the biggest musical stage. However, if a certain fast food chain was savvy and paying close attention, they would get Ms. Jackson’s agent on the phone ASAP and collaborate with her on a potential commercial and viral marketing campaign.

Just human nature to put two and two together.

[Burger] Press is More

A three-worded question changed a fast food chain forever:

“Where’s the beef?”

When Wendy’s released their (now) signature :30 TV commercial in 1984, the company forever altered customers’ expectations for ordering and eating tasty, affordable burgers. The square-pressed burgers that extend beyond the bun was, and is, a big deal. More than thirty years later, any viewer of a cooking show can attest that countless chefs, cooks and restaurants have adopted the Dave Thomas approach for a myriad of dishes of ignoring food borders in favor of maximizing deliciousness. To think that 3 elderly women (and a marketing team) changed the food game forever in half a minute.

Respect.

And thank you.

Those women changed the game so much that a certain ’80s-inspired comedy that involved a time-traveling hot tub made sure to include a popular question from the decade in its prominent flashback scene.

Where’s the beef (reference)?

Put simply, the legacy of Dave Thomas and Wendy’s far exceeds the doors of its restaurants around the world.

And nobody has a beef with that.

Happy Throwback Thursday!