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Grandma is back for McDonald’s, doling out advice and promoting chicken tenders

The no-nonsense grandma is back for McDonald’s, doling out advice and getting saucy with her friends, all the while pushing the new Sweet n’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders.

The chain launched the new advertising campaign featuring ‘Marianne,’ the grandma who is grateful to McDonald’s for not having to cook because their chicken tenders taste som much like her own. Here, she shows a spicier side, with a ‘Sweet n’ Spicy Grandmas’ campaign.

Created by We Are Unlimited as a continuation of last year’s Buttermilk Crispy Tenders ‘Grandma Has a Life’ campaign, the new creative features Grandma Marianne talking about how McDonald’s new Sweet n’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, just like her. In one 30-second spot, she is seen knitting a sweater. Cut to an outside shot, where she’s joined by her friends, and watching a beefcake gardener, who is wearing the too-tight sweater.

Grandma Marianne will also express her ‘sweet and spicy’ personality in radio and online media, including on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat throughout September. She gives ‘Grandma’s Sweet n’ Spicy Advice’ in a series of videos running on Facebook, where she advises people on a variety of topics such as football, tailgating, weekend getaways, and gift ideas for Grandparents Day (September 9).

Glaze Craze was created in partnership with Snapchat. It is a Snappables game where users must glaze and toss as many McDonald’s Sweet n’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders as they can in a certain amount of time. Users can also challenge their friends to get in on the Glaze Craze fun and compete for the high score.

McDonald’s Sweet n’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders will appear for a limited time at participating US restaurants nationwide.

See more of the campaign by clicking on the Creative Works box below.

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