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A New Look for BurgerBusiness.com

A New Look for BurgerBusiness.com

[Update: Well, how about Monday for the new site? Nothing’s ever as easy it should be, is it?] BurgerBusiness.com will look different and—I hope you’ll agree—better beginning Aug. 28, 2015. The site is six years old now and has been in need of a redesign not just to appease Google’s preference for mobile-ready sites but […]

As Expected, Chanticleer Buys Little Big Burger

Sure enough. As forecast here in May, Chanticleer Holdings announced a deal to acquire the eight-unit Little Big Burger chain based in Portland. It’s fifth regional burger brand Chanticleer has purchased, following acquisitions of American Roadside Burgers, The Burger Co., BGR The Burger Joint and BT’s Burger Joint, all on the East coast. This acquisition […]

Burger King, Tim Hortons Flex Muscles

Burger King, Tim Hortons Flex Muscles

Restaurant Brands International (RBI) reported Q2 sales so strong that it invites the question of when its $17 billion Burger King and $6 billion Tim Hortons brands will begin to cannibalize each other. “Strength” was a word repeatedly used by RBI CEO Daniel Schwartz, and with good reason. Burger King’s 6.7% increase in global same-store […]

Is Menu Simplification Hurting McDonald’s?

Is Menu Simplification Hurting McDonald’s?

McDonald’s Corp. President-CEO Steve Easterbrook boldly predicted the company’s now-seven-quarter-long string of down quarters globally will end in Q3. It came close in Q2: same-store sales were down just 0.7% in the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Certainly it helps to be lapping past declines, but the vow reflected his confidence that the turnaround he […]

Golden Arches Adds Two Top Execs

McDonald’s Corp. bolstered its executive ranks, naming two experienced executives to executive vice president posts. Silvia Lagnado was named EVP-global chief marketing officer. The post had been vacant since the departure of Neil Golden in 2013. Global Chief Brand Officer Kevin Newell had filled in since. Lagnado most recently served as CMO of Bacardi Limited. […]

Will Chanticleer Acquire Little Big Burger?

Will Chanticleer Acquire Little Big Burger?

Chanticleer Holdings likes burger concepts. Since 2013, the owner of Hooters of America has acquired American Roadside Burgers, The Burger Co., the BGR: The Burger Joint chain and the BT’s Burger Joint chain, all of them along the East Coast. But last month Chanticleer Holdings announced the filing of a $15 million shelf registration and […]

Now Together, Good Times, Bad Daddy’s Make Plans

Now Together, Good Times, Bad Daddy’s Make Plans

BurgerBusiness.com spoke with Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard President-CEO Boyd Hoback in 2012, when he expressed interest in acquiring another concept. We talked again in 2013 when it acquired a stake in the Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar concept, allowing Good Times to open it in Colorado. Earlier this month Good Time acquired all remaining […]

New Burgers Benefit Jack, Shack

New Burgers Benefit Jack, Shack

Both quick-service Jack in the Box and “fine-casual” Shake Shack and reported solid quarters and both were aided by introductions of popular new burgers as well as price increases. The latter indicates lessening consumer resistance to slightly higher checks, which can help all restaurants. But the market remains highly competitive and sometimes edgy. Asked about […]

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