"Since the fast-food chain launched a limited-edition collection of three Xbox games in November -- Pocketbike Racer, Big Bumpin', Sneak King -- sales of BK Value Meals have spiked to bring home meaty profits during the company's second quarter.
The world's second-largest burger chain said Tuesday its fiscal second-quarter profit jumped 41 percent to $38 million. Company officials cited consistently strong Value Meal sales and the video-game giveaway program for the positive report.
BK's games joined the ranks of other top-selling Xbox titles during the holiday shopping season with more than 3.2 million copies sold."
It's worth reiterating that food chains can be powerful distribution systems for all sorts of stuff, not just calories (see an earlier post for more).