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Jack in the Box Green-Lights Brunchfast

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Jack in the Box announced the launch of “Brunchfast” the daypart that BurgerBusiness.com reported in June that it had trademarked and in August reported that it was testing in California. At this week’s Wells Fargo Retail, Restaurant & Consumer Forum, Jack in the Box Brand President Frances Allen announced the

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…

Thursday Meeting: Here’s An Idea

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You could do this. Los Angeles burger shop Burgerlords has announced a series of monthly guest chef residencies that it calls “Burger Merger.” Each month a new outside chef is invited to create an LTO burger (with a vegan option) that will be served only on Mondays. The first collaborator

BK Aids Literacy; Red Robin’s New Brew

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FXISG-GRUKP WVIPPSK. That’s what a menu board may as well say for the 20% of the world’s population that can’t read. In observance of World Literacy Month and to raise awareness, The Burger King McLamore Foundation (named for chain founder James McLamore) has created a campaign to show how crippling

Will Tasty Made Use ‘The Tasty Way’?

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is no stranger to lawsuits by now, so it’s no surprise that it’s undeterred by Tasty Burger’s infringement claim against the Tasty Made name Chipotle will use for its opening-soon burger prototype in Lancaster, Ohio. Chances are that when Tasty Made opens, its marketing will incorporate the

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,