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Last Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 7/25

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With all the talk recently about bacon jam, it should be noted that there are some other interesting spreads appearing on burgers: okra & bacon relish, chipotle aïoli demi, maple aïoli and cherry-jalapeňo jam. And just when I note that arugula seems to be the green of choice on upscale

Burger of the Month Specials: July ’16

Burger of the Month Specials: July ’16 Let’s start then with a show of hands by those who have served or eaten these burger toppings: bourbon-bacon jam, wasabi-ginger aïoli or a hot-sauce-dipped Louisiana hot link. I see hands, which isn’t surprising because the…

Nomura Sees McD’s Comp Sales Fading

Nomura Sees McD’s Comp Sales Fading Nomura restaurant analyst Mark Kalinowski maintains both his Neutral rating of McDonald’s Corp. stock and his forecast for the chain’s Q2 same-store sales, which will be reported next week. But Q3 and Q4 likely will be…

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…

Last Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 7/25

Last Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 7/25 With all the talk recently about bacon jam, it should be noted that there are some other interesting spreads appearing on burgers: okra & bacon relish, chipotle aïoli demi, maple aïoli and cherry-jalapeňo jam. And just…

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,…

A Modest Proposal for All Day Breakfast

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The launch of All Day Breakfast (ADB) gave McDonal’s Corp. a 5.7% boost in same-store sales during 2015’s final quarter, and 2016’s Q1 was still strong with a 5.4% same-store jump. But as the company prepares to announces Q2 earnings tomorrow (July 26) The Street already is fretting that the

Bacon Jam, Garlic Fries & Fish Fries

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So this is happening: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are the first national QSR chains to use bacon jam as a topping. As I wrote just a week ago, bacon jam is rising in popularity as a sweet and tangy burger spread. Now Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have introduced it on

Nomura Sees McD’s Comp Sales Fading

Operators see a perception gain, but not necessarily a sales gain, from the potential switch back to fresh ground beef.

Nomura restaurant analyst Mark Kalinowski maintains both his Neutral rating of McDonald’s Corp. stock and his forecast for the chain’s Q2 same-store sales, which will be reported next week. But Q3 and Q4 likely will be more difficult, and the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. burgers aren’t likely to go

McDonald’s Trying Angus ‘n’ Egg Burger

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McDonald’s Australia on Wednesday will introduce two new Legends menu LTOs, timed to the upcoming opening of the Summer Olympics Games, the chain confirmed to BurgerBusiness.com. McDonald’s doesn’t have a “breakfast burger” per se, but the new Aussie Angus ‘n’ Egg burger combines Angus beef, cooked egg, beetroot, lettuce, tomato,

Jack’s Brewhouse Burger Joins Beer Trend

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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, bacon tomato, lettuce and “creamy pub sauce” on a toasted potato bun. This burger

Cowen Sees ‘Arms Race to the Bottom’

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Quick-service restaurants’ continuing focus on aggressive discounting is an “unhealthy industry dynamic” that could bring future problems, according to a late-June report from financial-services firm Cowen and Company. Cowen analyzed Facebook posts from January 2015 through May 2016 for eight top QSRs: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Sonic, Jack in the

The Works Takes a World Burger Tour

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Canada’s The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro is setting off on a world burger tour. Beginning today, its 27 Ontario locations will launch five new LTO burgers spotlighting international tastes. ⇒ Kicking off the tour is the Italian-influenced Under the Tuscan Bun ($16.96; all prices Canadian) with its signature beef patty