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Carl’s Jr. Tests ‘Budweiser Burger’

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The happy combination of burgers and beers has been the bedrock of the burger-bar boom. The rise of craft beers kept the burger business afloat during the dark years of the Great Recession. Now Carl’s Jr.—fresh off the Midnight Moonshine Burger and its White Lightnin’-flavored sauce that it rolled out

Burger of the Month Specials: June ‘16

Burger of the Month Specials: June ‘16 Summer brings some surprising Burger of the Month creations, none more unexpected than Burger Revolution’s water buffalo burger. The Belleville, Ont., burger bar even manages to source its water buffalo from a local Ontario supplier. What…

McDonald’s Tests Sriracha Big Mac Sauce

McDonald’s Tests Sriracha Big Mac Sauce McDonald’s hasn’t finished testing new ideas in San Diego. The latest is the addition of a “Signature Sriracha” flavor package with the Signature Crafted Recipes menu it began testing in February. These are burgers customers can…

Hwy 55 Takes the Road to Expansion

Hwy 55 Takes the Road to Expansion Hwy 55 is 25 years old and on the move. Well-established in its home territory of North Carolina, the concept is expanding through the Southeast. Founder and president Kenney Moore just signed a master franchise agreement…

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 6/16

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 6/16 The list of intriguing burger elements encountered in the past fortnight starts, of course, with camel. Ground in house, no less, at the appropriately named Ground Burger Bar in Newmarket, Ontario. But the list doesn’t stop…

McDonald’s Testing Fry-Toppings Menu

McDonald’s Testing Fry-Toppings Menu McDonald’s has made no secret that it is trying new ideas with its “core” menu items. It’s testing three sizes of the Big Mac. It’s trying out fresh ground beef for its Quarter Pounder with Cheese.…

Finding Hidden Burger

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Hidden Burger may be Toronto’s smallest and least-accessible burger joint, and co-owner Wayne Cowley is fine with that description if you add that it has the city’s best burger. “It’s a great, great burger,” says Cowley, a former professional hockey goalie with a long and distinguished career but just one

Social Media Change BurgerFi’s Burgers

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BurgerFi today launches a new burger—the CEO—and upgrades the casual-dining chain’s entire burger line with an approximately 12% increase in patty size that addresses a complaint that the chain has heard steadily over its five-year span. “We track social media: We have software that picks up any reference, positive or

Sonic: There’s an Industry Slowdown

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Sonic Drive-In Chairman-CEO Cliff Hudson and EVP-CFO Claudia San Pedro voiced what many have believed for some times: The burger segment, if not the whole restaurant industry, is mired in a slowdown. For the quarter ended May 31, 2016, Sonic reported a 2% increase in same-store sales (a 2.1% increase

Burger King Sides with Mac ‘n Cheetos

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From Burger King, which earlier gave us Chicken Fries, comes Mac ’n Cheetos, fried macaroni-and-cheese bites coated with that day-glo orange cheese-flavored powder that makes Cheetos addictive. Served five to a box, Mac ’n Cheetos are priced at $2.49 for this summer-long LTO. Combo meals with Bk burgers will be

McDonald’s, Coke, CBS Do Karaoke Promo

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I don’t stay up to watch CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” but I do get a kick out of watching his “Carpool Karaoke” videos. Corden and a pop star ride around Los Angeles in his car singing the guest’s hits (to which he amazingly has learned all

McDonald’s Tests Sriracha Big Mac Sauce

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McDonald’s hasn’t finished testing new ideas in San Diego. The latest is the addition of a “Signature Sriracha” flavor package with the Signature Crafted Recipes menu it began testing in February. These are burgers customers can customize with one of several flavor/toppings packages. Ask for a Signature Sriracha burger and

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 6/16

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The list of intriguing burger elements encountered in the past fortnight starts, of course, with camel. Ground in house, no less, at the appropriately named Ground Burger Bar in Newmarket, Ontario. But the list doesn’t stop there: black Manchego cheese; bacon & orange marmalade; Korean Gochujang sauce; onion chutney and