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A Short Week’s Intriguing Burgers

Cannibale Royal

Soon, life will be all about turkey, so here are a handful of intriguing burgers—all beef—encountered this week. Enjoy the holiday.

Retail Continues to Steal QSR Visits

Retail Continues to Steal QSR Visits The burger menu is impressive, with nine different builds that include a $10 Lamb Gyro Burger and an $8 South of the Border Veggie Burger. But this isn’t the menu at a pricey fast-casual restaurant: it’s…

Burger of the Month Specials: Nov. 2015

Burger of the Month Specials: Nov. 2015 Winners, winners, turkey dinners. It’s November so seeing a few burger bars offer gussied up turkey burgers as their specials is to be expected. But this year, turkey burgers are everywhere: 22 of the 56 November…

Wayback Burgers Weighs Its Options

Wayback Burgers Weighs Its Options John Carter opened his first Jake’s burger restaurant in 1991. The name became Jake’s Wayback Burgers in 2010 and then simply Wayback Burgers. Now Carter is ready to take the 100-unit, Conn.-based chain to the next…

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 11/13

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 11/13 Creativity isn’t taking a holiday. In addition to the nearly two-dozen Thanksgiving-themed burgers spotlighted in the November Burger of the Month roundup, interesting holiday burger builds are now out from Umami and Bad Daddy’s. Haché and…

McDonald’s Tries ‘Signature’ Burgers in UK

McDonald’s Tries ‘Signature’ Burgers in UK McDonald’s has introduced “The Signature Collection” in the UK, a trio of high-end burgers on brioche buns. The chain says the burgers were created by its Food Development Director Duncan Cruttenden and “a team of chefs…

Five Burger Trends for 2016

Brunch Bloody Mary at Sobelman's Pub & Grill, Milwaukee

My prediction for 2015 was for a Year of the Cheeseburger, meaning renewed popularity for classic, simple, top-quality burgers, and I think that has been one of this year’s most prominent narratives. OK, the forecast for more burger/coffee pairings may not have been prescient, but expectations that in-house pickling, breakfast

Class of 2015: New Burger Openings Pt. 2

The Fire Station Glazed Short Rib Burger

Is it possible that conventional wisdom once again is wrong and maximum customization isn’t what diners are seeking? Judging by the new burger restaurant openings in 2015’s second half, operators believe diners want top-quality ingredients and fair prices but aren’t hugely concerned about whether they can add banana peppers or

McDonald’s Tries Smaller ‘Originals’ Unit

Originals de McDonald's

McDonald’s is evoking its origins as a takeout-only burger stand with a new small-size prototye called Originals de McDonald’s, opening soon in Toulouse, France. The Originals unit will be just 150 square meters (492 square feet), with most of that taken up by kitchen, McDonald’s franchisee Michel Réglat told publication

‘Colossal Burger’ Continues Menu Growth

JohnnyRockets_Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Earlier this week, exclusively reported on Outback Steakhouse’s new $11.99 Grass-Fed Burger as continued proof that casual dining is coming back to burgers as the category’s customer traffic softens. The trend continues still. Casual-dining chain Ruby Tuesday has brought back an even bigger version of its Colossal Burger, and

Jack in the Box Promises 2016 Menu Blitz

Jack in the Box Buttery Swiss

If you compete with Jack in the Box, circle the end of January 2016 on the calendar because the chain says it will be coming big and strong with new and improved menu items. Jack added a permanent “better burgers” line—the Buttery Jack burgers—at the beginning of 2015, and included

Every Day is Special at Memphis’s LBOE

The "Bleu Pear" burger For Turkey Thursday: An 8-oz. seasoned turkey patty over arugula and tomato, topped with sautéed onions, grilled pear slices, and Gorgonzola cheese on a toasted Ciabatta bun.

Many burger joints have monthly specials; some even push it to weekly. But the 100-seat LBOE in Memphis is one of the few that features a new burger daily, including weekends. Last Sunday it was the Rise-n-Shine burger: an 8-oz. beef/spicy sausage blend patty topped with Havarti cheese, Canadian bacon

Burger Logos 3: International Edition

Le Bon Burger
Marseilles, France
A giant bun with the nice touch of sesame seeds.

Burgers have gone far beyond being all-American fare to become a universal culinary language. Where that language is spoken best is the burger bar, and that, too, has become a global phenomenon. In 2012 and in 2013, collected interesting burger-bar logos, primarily from the U.S. This time the spotlight