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Trending: On Beyond Burgers

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What’s new on burger menus? The number of interesting items that aren’t burgers. Ten years ago it would have been heresy to suggest that what a burger bar needed was more non-burger winners. Now it’s better understood that burger alternatives and burger complements can save a burger menu from becoming

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…

Trending: On Beyond Burgers

Trending: On Beyond Burgers What’s new on burger menus? The number of interesting items that aren’t burgers. Ten years ago it would have been heresy to suggest that what a burger bar needed was more non-burger winners. Now it’s better…

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

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

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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