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Brackets Showdown: Andy’s vs. Ted’s

The Final Four have become the Final Two: The 2012 Burger Brackets Championship match will pit the unexpected No. 16 seed Andy’s/Highway 55 against the brand that got into the competition via the play-in round: Ted’s Montana Grill. Fans of Johnny Rockets and Elevation Burger put up amazingly strong fights with hundreds of votes, but […]

Burger King Bringing Salads, Burritos to Menu

Accelerating the reworking of its menu, Burger King is looking at all aspects and dayparts for revision. That includes creating new entrée salads, a category in which it hasn’t been active for several years. Three new Garden Fresh Salads are being offered in selected markets at premium prices (though prices vary among markets). They include […]

Gregory: McDonald’s Face of Extra Value


Meet Gregory. If he looks familiar, it may be because he looks like the weary history teacher we all had in high school. If you were especially unlucky he also was your counselor who never really knew your name. And didn’t care. Yep, him. His is the face McDonald’s has chosen to represent the new […]

A $17 Burger? You Got a Problem With That?

Zach Conine doesn’t. And he’s cool with charging $5 for fries, too. The VP-development for LEV Restaurant Group says the menu for its i♥burgers restaurant that it opened in December 2010 in the ultra toney The Shoppes at The Palazzo hotel/casino is not just fairly priced, it’s the least-expensive dining option in the  complex. LEV […]

Burger Brackets Come Down to Final Four

What a weekend! What a competition! The two-time champ has been dethroned and four brash brands battle it on the Road to the Championship! These four chains are still standing thanks to outpouring of support from their fans. To vote, go to the original Bracket post HERE.

Smashburger Adds Mex Burger Nationwide

Smashburger is again adding a national specialty burger alongside its menu of customized and locally themed burgers. The Fresh Mex Burger will be offered until April 29. To drive trial, Smashburger has a coupon on its Facebook page that gets users a free entrée with purchase of the Fresh Mex Burger or flanker Fresh Mex […]

Skinner Retiring at McDonald’s; Thompson Steps Up

Don Thompson was named chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corp., effective July 1, 2012, following the announced retirement of Vice Chairman-CEO Jim Skinner. Skinner, 67, has worked at McDonald’s for 41 years and has served as CEO since November 2004. Thompson has been with the company for 22 years. A graduate of Purdue University with […]

New Research Casts Mornings as Mini Occasions

New research from The NPD Group shows that rather than being a monolithic daypart, breakfast is better understood as a collection of eating and drinking occasions. And many adults, 41% according to NPD’s Morning MealScape 2011 study, indulge in two or more such occasions on a typical morning. The average number of eating/drinking occasions per […]

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