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BOTM: Chorizo is the New Angus

BOTM: Chorizo is the New Angus

Looking over burger joints’ Burger of the Month specials for May, it’s clear that chorizo now has become an American burger-build staple. Quietly, chorizo—primarily the crumbly, Mexican style—has become a popular burger patty mix-in choice as well as a topping. Chains promoted their use of Angus beef as a specialty a few years ago until […]

McDonald’s to Add Sirloin Third Pound Burgers

Responding to suggestions from consumers and analysts that it add something bold to its menu, McDonald’s announced it will bring back third-pound burgers. This time, however, the line is called Sirloin Third Pound burgers and the chain says it will be in stores later this month (nationwide by May 11) and available until the end […]

McDonald’s Plans Angus Big Mac in Australia

Since its national introduction in 1968, McDonald’s Big Mac has been composed of “two all-beef patties, Special Sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun,” according to the jingle. But later this month McDonald’s will depart from that classic build with the limited-time addition of an Angus Mac variation in Australia, where Angus burgers […]

Innovation on the Menu for McDonald’s

Innovation on the Menu for McDonald’s

McDonald’s is renewing its push to foster innovation as the way to build its QSR sales leadership in a slow-growth restaurant marketplace. The result of that push may be significant developments in food, store operations and technology. The focus on continued innovation was a recurring theme during the company’s two-day “Open Doors” event for journalists […]

CKE Tweaks McD’s Over Angus; Wendy’s Tests BBQ Salad

Just as McDonald’s rolls out its new Quarter Pounder varieties that replace the discontinued Angus Third Pounder line, rival CKE Restaurants is reminding burger lovers that its Angus burgers aren’t leaving. Even better, CKE is offering $1 to salve McDonald’s customers’ broken hearts. CKE took out a full-page ad in USA Today and posted messages […]

Can the CBO Revive McDonald’s Sales?

It’s all about market share, says McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson, and the chain plans to improve share by emphasizing the “entry level” Dollar Menu, Daily Double and Bacon McDouble burgers while encouraging trade-up to premium-price items such as its new pair of CBO (Cheddar Bacon Onion) Angus and chicken sandwiches. Thompson promised that the CBO […]

McDonald’s is Serious About Angus Beef, Too

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[Update: In New Zealand,McDonald’s adds a Moroccan Lamb Burger on Sept. 26.] Last month, McDonald’s introduced its Serious Lamb Burger to consumers in Australia. Now it’s going back to its beef roots: This week (9/26) the chain unveils a new Serious Angus Burger as a limited-time offering there, according to sources. This member of the […]

McDonald’s Gets Serious About Lamb Burgers

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[8/18 update: See the commercial for the lamb burger McDonald’s is airing in Australia here.] In line with its continuing marketing strategy that promotes local products and spotlights some of the farmers and ranchers it works with around the world, McDonald’s once again is working with the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) organization. The result […]

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