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The Oinkster’s 6th Burger Week is Ready

The Oinkster’s 6th Burger Week is Ready

It’s June already? Then it must be time for The Oinkster’s 6th annual Burger Week event in Los Angeles. This year’s seven-day run begins on Monday (June 6). This year “we are honoring the beautiful, iconic creations of our brethren fast food shacks from all over the southland.” That includes Grill ’Em All from Alhambra, […]

An Intriguing National Hamburger Day

An Intriguing National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day is tomorrow, May 28, and while the mission of this site is to celebrate burgers every day, a tip of the hat is in order. There’s no simpler way to applaud the creativity and diversity of the products burger-restaurants offer than through a photo gallery. So this National Hamburger Day edition of […]

Inside Disney’s Fast-Casual Burger Joint

Inside Disney’s Fast-Casual Burger Joint

The Walt Disney Co. is masterful at creating virtual realities, so its version of a fast-casual burger restaurant is much as you’d imagine. D-Luxe Burger opened last week in Disney Springs, the retail complex outside Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., that has gone through successive reincarnations from Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village […]

Burger Fest Lineup at Rockit Burger Bar

Burger Fest Lineup at Rockit Burger Bar

Chicago’s Rockit Burger Bar has established itself as one of the country’s premier burger joints not only because of the everyday creative quality of its burgers but also because it knows how to throw a mean burger party. Rockit’s 11th annual Burger Fest begins next Monday (May 16), running though Friday, with an inventive burger […]

Holiday Inn Emerges as Burger Player

Holiday Inn Emerges as Burger Player

Several elements are notable about the burger bar called Burger Theory that opened this month in Phoenix. One is that the restaurant is not just part of a new Holiday Inn complex; the concept is owned by Holiday Inn, a unit of InterContinental Hotels Group. And perhaps because it is sited within a Holiday Inn […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 3/25

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 3/25

Lamb burgers are common in spring, especially around Easter, but mutton (mature sheep) burgers? No. Jerk mutton burgers? New one to me but England’s aptly named Twisted Burger Company goes for it. Other intriguing toppings among this most recent batch of burgers include caramelized Andouille sausage; candied orange aïoli; cream cheese and crab; and artichokes […]

McDonald’s ‘Burger Showdown’ in Texas

McDonald’s ‘Burger Showdown’ in Texas

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McDonald’s is looking for the “the first official burger for the great state of Texas” in the latest of its regional promotions showcasing burger customization. The “Burger Showdown” competition, organized by the chain’s Houston franchisee co-op invites diners (Texas only, please) to visit mcdburgershowdown.com and create custom burger using up to 10 of the ingredients […]

Independent QSR Burger Count Falls

Independent QSR Burger Count Falls

The total U.S. restaurant count decreased slightly (-0.6%) from a year ago to 629,488 total unit, according to the count of U.S. commercial restaurant locations compiled in the spring and fall each year by The NPD Group’s ReCount tracker.  The reason for the anemic overall growth rate is simple: the number of independent restaurant units […]