Hatswork Round-Up: December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019 - By Emily Potter

It seems like every week now we hear about another restaurant dropping a line of fire holiday merch. In today’s Round-Up, we’re looking at two restaurants. We will also discuss a ban on political promo products among federal employees.


McDonald’s Debuts McNugget Holiday Merch

Deck the halls with chicken nuggets.

It does have a sort of ring to it, don’t you think? McDonald’s released a line of McNugget-inspired holiday decorations in the UK including lights, tree ornaments, and ugly sweaters.

Washington Examiner

No #MAGA Hats, No #Resist Mugs: Federal Employees Warned Against Political Speech at Work

I don’t think it will come as a surprise to anyone when I say we’re in uncharted political waters right now, as the third President of the United States is in the process of being impeached. Things have been tumultuous since before the 2016 election when MAGA became a thing.

Because of that, federal employees were instructed to keep all political paraphernalia out of the office. In fact, government workers were encouraged to discuss political affiliations and thoughts as minimally as possible. Be sure to read the full article for more information.   

Promo Marketing

I Like Big Bons: Cinnabon Promotional Merch Showcases Creative Branding

Cinnabon’s apparel line isn’t Christmasy, but it is relevant. You can get everything from cinnamon roll printed pajama pants to a bon in the oven maternity shirt, to a baked with love baby onesie, and more.

Out of all the restaurants who have released holiday merch, which is your favorite and why? Tell us in the comments below. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #hatswork.

Emily Potter

Emily is the Content Marketer for Outdoor Cap Co. She holds an M.A. in AD & PR from the University of Alabama and a B.B.A in Marketing. Emily is an avid Crimson Tide football fan. She has a golden retriever named Opie Winston, and a cat named Tide.


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