Hamburgers a Clear Winner among Millennial Males for Late Night Food Choices

Hamburgers a Clear Winner among Millennial Males for Late Night Food Choices

Young Millennial males have good taste.  When it comes to late night quests for food, eight in 10 Millennial males said that they want good food—not just any food, according to a recent survey* conducted by Braun Research.  Of the late night food options, these nighttime diners vote for hamburgers (over tacos) as their top choice and beef and cheese were some of the most craveable ingredients.  It’s more than good food (84%) that’s important; convenience (79%), quick service (78%) and food options under $5 (73%) are also important attributes for late night diners.

Wendy’sMoonlight Meal Deal™ was designed to meet these needs. The Meal Deal includes a Double Stack hamburger, Chili Cheese Fries and a large soft drink all for $5 after 10 pm. The Double Stack starts with two junior hamburger patties topped off with American cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion. But the beefy, cheesy goodness doesn’t end there. The Chili Cheese Fries combine Wendy’s natural-cut fries with sea-salt, with slow-cooked, rich and meaty chili and a cheesy cheddar sauce.  And just like everything on the Wendy’s menu, this meal is prepared when you order it, something that 67% of Millennial males said was important.

“We hear Millennials loud and clear and we’re responding with food they crave at a great value,” said Bob Holtcamp , Wendy’s senior vice president, brand marketing. “Not only can they enjoy the Moonlight Meal Deal, they can also enter to win prizes late at night through our #GreatLate digital promotions.”

Wendy’s launch of its digital promotions encourages customers to share photos of their late night experiences.  Likewise, throughout the summer, Wendy’s is sponsoring a series of concerts in partnership with Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio.

#GreatLate Digital Promotion

If it wasn’t posted online, did it really even happen?  Starting now, customers who share photos of their late night experience using the #GreatLate hashtag on Twitter, Instagramor Tumblrwill have the chance to win Wendy’s gift cards every night throughout the summer.

iHeartRadio Partnership

Nightlife for young Millennials often revolves around music and Wendy’s is teaming up with iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s industry-leading digital music platform, to host a series of live concerts with some of this year’s hottest up-and-coming artists. Customers who share their late night experiences with Wendy’s by using the #GreatLate hashtag will have the opportunity to win VIP tickets to one of the five iHeartRadio Live GreatLate Concerts presented by Wendy’s.

The concert series and larger #GreatLate marketing campaign will be promoted across Clear Channel radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, including a Wendy’s-branded custom iHeartRadio station, Late Night Great Night Radio, and an exclusive concert series content page on – set to launch in the end of May.

The series will kick off with indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums on May 29th, followed by the Ohio native duo Twenty One Pilots on June 19th at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York City. There will also be chances to win tickets for the concert series during local Clear Channel events throughout the summer, including KTUphoria in Holmdel, New Jersey and KISS FM’s Fantabuloso 2013 in Chicago.

“iHeartRadio Live leverages Clear Channel’s close relationship with artists and labels to create intimate experiences for our listeners, our partners and their customers,” said Tom Poleman , President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.  “We are excited to join forces with Wendy’s to produce the iHeartRadio Live GreatLate Concert Series which allows music fans the opportunity to experience Great…Late…live music.”

To find a Wendy’s restaurant open late and to learn more about and obtain Official Rules for the #GreatLate promotion that runs until October 1st, visit

* Wendy’s sponsored telephone survey in partnership with Braun Research Incorporated to 1,000 Millennial males.