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Are More Beer Burgers on Tap?

Are More Beer Burgers on Tap?

When I predicted last year that 2016 would see more beer/burger collaborations I was thinking more about marketing, but burger joints had something else in mind. GrubGrade and ChewBoom have reported that Wendy’s is testing a Bacon & Beer Cheese Burger in Houston. This burger has applewood-smoked bacon, beer-cheese spread and caramelized onions on a […]

Tater Tots Triumph at Burger Bars

Tater Tots Triumph at Burger Bars

Tater tots have been around for more than 60 years, spending much of that time on school-lunch trays. It’s estimated that Americans eat 70 million pounds of the little darlin’s annually. And, like mac ‘n cheese, tots have moved from cafeterias to restaurants, and from sides to mains. This is especially true at burger joints, […]

Breakfast, Value, Cheddar Whopper, Etc.

Breakfast, Value, Cheddar Whopper, Etc.

Breakfast is booming, we’re continually told. Mintel in July reported that more than 50% of consumers say they were ordering breakfast foods from foodservice outlets more often than one year ago. Breakfast is so big that it’s all-day at McDonald’s, Jack in the Box and some others. So why aren’t breakfast foods treated to the […]

Crowdfunding Burger-Bar Expansion

Crowdfunding Burger-Bar Expansion

Finnish burger-bar chain Friends & Brgrs has reached its goal of raising approximately 1 million € though a crowdfunding campaign, and has done so much more quickly than it had expected. The chain—which operates four locations in Finland and one in Copenhagen, Denmark—announced the public sale of shares through Finnish online investment platform Invesdor earlier […]

Tuesday Tidbits: Hello, Columbus

Tuesday Tidbits: Hello, Columbus

When I attended college outside Columbus, Ohio, I’d never have guessed that the town, best-known (only known?) then as the home of The Ohio State University and Jack Nicklaus, would become the center of the quick-service restaurant universe. Dave Thomas founded Wendy’s there, of course. In April, McDonald’s began testing the Mac Jr. and Grand […]

McDonald’s Testing a Sriracha Big Mac

McDonald’s Testing a Sriracha Big Mac

McDonald’s is announcing today that it has begun testing a Sriracha Big Mac burger in the Columbus, Ohio, market, the same location for the earlier test of the Mac Jr. And Grand Mac that it will introduce nationally in early 2017. In addition to having exclusive access to a Sriracha Big Mac, Columbus diners can […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 11/11

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 11/11

Don’t know about you, but I’m ending this week with a burger, and here 10 intriguing builds from burger bars around the world. From quail eggs and fig-and-bacon relish to Doritos, pimento cheese and a holiday burger, this is more than a week’s worth of fun. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, multiple locations PB Pimento Crunch […]

Four Quarterly Reports & Two Mergers

Four Quarterly Reports & Two Mergers

◊ Shake Shack is doing so well it can tell competitors what its next pitch will be and dare them to hit it.◊ CEO Randy Garutti told analysts (and everyone listening in) Shake Shack will deliver a double promotion in Q1 of 2017: a new BBQ ShackMeister burger and a BBQ Chick’n Shack sandwich with a […]