PepsiCo: Road to Super Bowl
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Frito-Lay and PepsiCo Beverage brands are teaming up for “Road to Super Bowl,” a campaign taking fans on an adventure leading up to Super Bowl LVI with the help of five beloved Super Bowl champions: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Jerome Bettis, Victor Cruz, and Terry Bradshaw.
The campaign is the latest in a decades-old relationship with the NFL and Super Bowl, and one of the best times of year to celebrate a savory, crunchy Frito-Lay snack with a cool, refreshing PepsiCo beverage.
In the commercial, the Mannings are joined by Bettis and Cruz, as Jerome “The Bus” Bettis organizes an actual bus to take the Super Bowl champions back to The Big Game – and, as you’d imagine, antics ensue. From hitting the road with half a house hitched to the bus to an impromptu sing-along to Olivia Rodrigo’s number one hit ‘good 4 u’ to Bradshaw joining the road trip in a “special seat” just for him, the spot showcases the camaraderie that can happen when enjoying football – and your favorite snacks and drinks. The campaign kicks off today and will air digitally and on television from Super Wild Card Weekend through Championship Sunday.
“This commercial has it all – a combined 10 Super Bowl rings among the players, the best gameday drinks and snacks from PepsiCo Beverages and Frito-Lay, and of course I got to work alongside my brother,” said Eli Manning. “The post-season is always an exciting time of year and I hope this campaign helps get fans geared up for The Big Game as we take them with us on the road to Super Bowl LVI. We have a ton of big, funny personalities in this commercial, so I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we enjoyed filming it.”
The gameday fun continues with NFL-themed Frito-Lay packaging and displays of Frito-Lay and PepsiCo Beverage products available at retailers now through mid-February. When consumers scan or purchase one of the specially-marked products and enter a code, they have a chance to win NFL gear to get ready for Super Bowl Sunday.
Frito-Lay is taking over the Super Bowl LVI screen with two in-game spots featuring Flamin’ Hot products and Lay’s. Flamin’ Hot will include both the Doritos and Cheetos brands as well as other friends who embody the Flamin’ Hot spirit. The Lay’s Super Bowl LVI campaign announcement comes on the heels of its recent Golden Grounds release, a product made from potatoes grown in fields mixed with sacred soil pulled directly from NFL stadiums and fields to create a limited-edition line of chips for the most passionate of football fans.
To bring the on-screen entertainment to life, Frito-Lay is hosting “Calle de Crunch,” an in-person experience at LA Live on the days leading up to Super Bowl LVI. Additionally, Frito-Lay and the PepsiCo Foundation are making a lasting impact on the Los Angeles community through continued work with GENYOUth to provide food access to low-income neighborhoods.