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Description: In the 1980s, A&W Restaurants tried to compete with McDonald’s Quarter Pounder by offering a bigger 1/3 pound burger at the same price. Unfortunately, Americans aren’t so great at math. Confused consumers wrongly assumed that 1/4 was bigger than 1/3 (because 4 is bigger than 3) and the whole experiment went down in history as a huge marketing fail.

Source: – video report

Date: Oct 22, 2021


Questions for discussion:

  • What do you think about the new approach to communicating size to the consumer?
  • Why do you think the firm is concentrating on size, rather than any other factor?
  • What would you advise the firm do to compete better?