Kraft quells cranky kids during the holidays with emergency grilled cheese

Brand is delivering free sandwiches to families in Times Square on Thursday

Published On
Dec 19, 2018
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Meltdowns, meet melted cheese. Families wandering through overcrowded Times Square this holiday season have a new way to avoid a child’s hunger-induced meltdown.

Kraft will deliver free grilled cheese sandwiches, up to four per order, on Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.

It’s a new way for Kraft to promote its Kraft American Singles. For parents, it’s a way to avoid trying to soothe a child’s hangry-ness by ordering food from an overpriced-maybe-not-great-but-you’ll-take-it-because-it’s-nearby restaurant.

To get the sandwiches, parents need to text CHZ to 797979 with their name, location, and the number of grilled cheese sandwiches needed. The offer is only available 12-6 p.m. on Dec. 20 within Times Square (Broadway, 7th Avenue, 42nd and 47th Streets). Leo Burnett is the creative agency on the project.

This is the latest example of food purveyors helping harried folks endure holiday stress. Yesterday, Popeyes debuted "Emotional Support Chicken" for anxiety-ridden travelers.


Dec 19, 2018
Client :
Agency :
Leo Burnett-Chicago
Director, Brand Building, Kraft Cheese :
Anne Field
Director Brand Building Kraft Masterbrand Us & Global :
Sergio Eleuterio
Senior Associate Brand Manager :
Abby Allsop
Associate Brand Manager :
Keenan White
Chief Creative Officer :
Britt Nolan
EVP, Executive Account Director :
Mark Burgess
EVP, Executive Creative Director :
Jordan Doucette
Creative Director :
Ryan Stotts
Creative Director :
Pete Lefebvre
Senior Art Director :
Jill Solarczyk
Copywriter :
Amanda Keffer
Head of Production :
Veronica Puc
Group Executive Producer :
Tom Keramidas
Associate Producer :
Chris Totzke
SVP, Strategy Director :
Pushpa Gopalan
Senior Account Executive :
Wilhelm Lawrence
Production Company :
City Eventions
Chief Operations Officer :
Michael Bamford
Senior Director of Operations :
Patrick Donahue

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