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Hard Rock Goes Meatless; Sonic Is Fiery

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Hard Rock Cafe is again doing meatless LTOs, but this time it’s for a whole month. In celebration of Vegetarian Awareness Month will offer a vegetarian-friendly menu from Oct. 3, 2016, though Nov. 13, 2016. Last year the chain recognized World Vegetarian Day with items including a Quinoa Burger and

Burger of the Month Specials: Sept. ’16

Burger of the Month Specials: Sept. ’16 To quote the Facebook page of the good people at Social Burger in Vienna, Va., “…and just like that, it is September.” Indeed. And it has brought with an impressive array of burgers. Apparently the end…

U.S. Restaurant Count Continues Slide

U.S. Restaurant Count Continues Slide The total number of U.S. restaurants continues to decline because of continuing losses of independent locations. But independent burger-menu quick-service shops are accounting for very little of that decline. The Spring 2016 census from The NPD…

Inside McDonald’s All Day Breakfast 2.0

Inside McDonald’s All Day Breakfast 2.0 McDonald’s Corp. today launches the second phase of its All Day Breakfast initiative, called ADB 2.0. Consumers now will be able to order the whole breakfast menu—muffin, biscuit and McGriddle sandwiches—all day, although the entire McDonald’s…

The Week’s Most Intriguing Cheeseburgers

The Week’s Most Intriguing Cheeseburgers With National Cheeseburger Day arriving this Sunday, I’ve gathered an extended group of burgers, all added recently to menus, that showcase the variety of cheeses used by burger shops now. The traditionalists’ American, Swiss and Cheddar…

Jack’s Brewhouse Burger Joins Beer Trend

Jack’s Brewhouse Burger Joins Beer Trend Jack in the Box today introduces its latest upscale burger LTO, called Jack’s Brewhouse Bacon Burger (below). The name alludes to a Porter Ale cheese sauce that partners with its signature 1/4-lb. beef patty, grilled onions,…

Inside McDonald’s All Day Breakfast 2.0

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McDonald’s Corp. today launches the second phase of its All Day Breakfast initiative, called ADB 2.0. Consumers now will be able to order the whole breakfast menu—muffin, biscuit and McGriddle sandwiches—all day, although the entire McDonald’s menu (including breakfast) is being pared once again. Tim Andersen, VP-U.S. Operations for McDonald’s

U.S. Restaurant Count Continues Slide

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The total number of U.S. restaurants continues to decline because of continuing losses of independent locations. But independent burger-menu quick-service shops are accounting for very little of that decline. The Spring 2016 census from The NPD Group finds a 1% drop in the U.S. restaurant count to 624,301, compared with

The Week’s Most Intriguing Cheeseburgers

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With National Cheeseburger Day arriving this Sunday, I’ve gathered an extended group of burgers, all added recently to menus, that showcase the variety of cheeses used by burger shops now. The traditionalists’ American, Swiss and Cheddar (regular, white and smoked) are here, of course, but so, too, are Gruyère, Emmental,

National Cheeseburger Day is 9/18

Wayback Burgers' Triple Triple Burgeer

Both Classic and Jerry’s cheeseburgers are just $5 all day this coming Sunday, September 28, at Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers in Houston. Why? Because Sunday is National Cheeseburger Day, or so we’re told. And Jerry’s deal is just one of many that day. ⊗ The Burger 21 chain is rewarding

Tuesday Tidbits

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Is it a sign of the end of the burger apocalypse that Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar on the East Coast has opened its annual burger contest to non-beef creations? No, but it’s surely a sign of the times. The 5th annual contest invites burger lovers to submit creations using

Cheetos Chicken Fries & Winning Burgers

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Burger King treats its menu like a Lego set, combining and recombining pieces to make new or sort-of-new items. Whopper + burrito = Whopperito. Whopper + hot dog = Whopper Dog. Chicken Fries + hot dog = Chicken Fries Dog (tested only). Cheetos + mac ‘n cheese = Mac ‘n

Brunch, Breakfast, Burgers & Fries

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Starbucks is increasingly more a QSR than a cafe. At the end of August, BurgerBusiness.com reported that Jack in the Box was testing a “Brunchfast” menu. Now we learn that at the same time, Starbucks began testing weekend (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) brunch items of its own in 78